Josh Gad, star of the Broadway musical Book of Mormon, is reportedly in talks to play Steve Wozniak alongside Ashton Kutcher in Jobs, the independent Steve Jobs biopic coming later this year.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Gad is currently “circling” the role in the movie, which will be produced and financed by Five Star Institute’s Mark Hulme. Filming is set to begin in May, according to the report, and Joshua Michael Stern will be its director.
The movie is expected to focus on Jobs’s life between 1971 and 2000, detailing his early years at Apple and then his triumphant return to the company in 1996. Of course, Steve Wozniak played a big part in founding Apple alongside Jobs, designing the operating systems and circuitry for the company’s earliest computers, and so Gad’s role in the picture is likely to be a significant one.
Gad last film appearance was in Love and Other Drugs.