The Internet went mad on Monday when it was revealed that Ashton Kutcher would be playing Steve Jobs in a biopic about the Apple genius.
However, one person who is casting a line of support to the actor after hearing the news of him being selected for the gig, and that is Jobs’ former partner and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The film, which begins shooting in May, will follow Jobs’ journey from “wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple.”
Wozniak said in a statement to TMZ:
“The fear that many might have is that Ashton was selected because he’s ‘hot’ right now. But I feel that his selection was done in the most professional manner. And I’m glad that he’s onboard. I think he’ll put a lot into it and that he cares about this particular subject.”
“It’s almost too bad that Steve Jobs is gone. His opinions and guidance, as to the story and film crew and cast would have been invaluable.”
You can read the rest of Steve Wozniaks statement here.