Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Hired to Help Aaron Sorkin on Steve Jobs Biopic
After having helped invent the technology that set Steve Jobs off on a biopic-worthy career, Steve Wozniak is going to make sure that biopic gets the technology just right.
During a press conference to promote his new HBO show The Newsroom on Thursday, Aaron Sorkin also entertained a few questions about his new gig adapting Walter Isaacson's biography about the late tech icon.
Among the revelations was that Sony, the studio behind the film, has hired Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computer with Jobs in 1976, to be a "tutor" on the production, Reuters reports. He will help ensure that the early technology shown in the film is accurate to actual events and will offer advice on writing about Jobs.
Wozniak left Apple in 1987 but kept in touch with Jobs. Last month, he spoke positively about the upcoming indie biopic, starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs.
"I feel that his selection was done in the most professional manner," he said about Kutcher. "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."
He added: "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." Now, that opinion and guidance will be coming from him.
In the Kutcher film, Wozniak will be portrayed by Josh Gad, star of The Book of Mormon and the upcoming NBC comedy 1600 Penn.