Woz Comments on 'jOBS' clip

The upcoming biographical drama film 'jOBS' is based on the career of late American businessman, designer and inventor Steve Jobs. The film was directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matt Whiteley, and produced by Mark Hulme. Steve Jobs is portrayed by Ashton Kutcher, with Josh Gad playing the role of Apple Computer's co-founder Steve Wozniak. The film closed the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Friday and is slated for release on April 19, 2013.

Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive clip of the movie on Thursday, which Gizmodo got a hold of and managed to coax a response out of Steve Wozniak.

Not close...we never had such interaction and roles...I'm not even sure what it's getting at...personalities are very wrong although mine is closer...don't forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn't around and didn't attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future.

In an update The Woz also added:

It's only one clip.

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.

I never wore a tie back then. I wore blue jeans and the same style blue button-up shirt every day of my life. I was not like a professional in demeanor ever.

After the movie debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, The Verge reached out to Steve and found out that "he received an early draft of the jOBS script, but after reading it, he opted to not contribute. Instead, Woz was hired to help with the "other" Steve Jobs movie from Sony Pictures and writer Aaron Sorkin." In true Woz fashion, he also gave them this juicy quote:

"I was approached early on [for JOBS]," Woz tells us. "I read a script as far as I could stomach it and felt it was crap. The Sony people got in contact with me too and in the end I went with them. You can't do both [films] and be paid."

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Source GIZMODO
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Topics Steve Jobs, Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Sundance Film Festival
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