The casting of Ashton Kutcher as the legendary Steve Jobs has been debated inside and out for the last few months, and today, we finally have our first look at him in action…even though he may not be the only problem the film already has.
After successfully being picked up at Sundance, producers behind the film have released their first official scene in which Jobs confronts a young Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) about the idea of personal computers.
However, despite what you might think about the performances, the real Steve Wozniak has already come out to say that the story being told is “totally wrong”:
“His idea was to make a $20 PC board and sell it for $40 to help people at the (Homebrew Computer) club build the computer I’d given away…The lofty talk came much further down the line.”
Wozniak said that based on the clip alone, “personalities are very wrong although mine is closer.”
“I never looked like a professional. We were both kids. Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I’m embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better.”
Even with all the harsh comments, though, Wozniak still noted that he was basing his remarks completely on the one clip and that it is just a movie:
“The movie should be very popular and I hope it’s entertaining. It may be very correct, as well. This is only one clip. But you’ll see the direction they are slanting the movie in, just by the dialog style of this script.”
So I guess we’ll just have to see how jOBS is received when it hits theaters on April 19. In the meantime, check out the first clip below, and let us know what you think.
JOBS is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and also stars Dermott Mulroney, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons, and Lukas Haas. It will be released by Open Road.