In the clip, Kutcher, acting as Steve Jobs, and Gad, casted as Steve Wozniak, argue while walking through Hewlett-Packard’s parking lot: “This is freedom. This is freedom to create, and to do and to build, as artists, as individuals,” Kutcher says to Gad.
“Look. You’re overreacting. Even if you were developing this for freaks like us, and I doubt you are, nobody wants to buy a computer…nobody,” Gad replies. But then Kutcher asks, ”How does somebody know what they want if they’ve never ever seen it?”
The clip notably gives a first look at the movie and stars acting as Jobs and Woz. The biopic will première Friday at the Sundance Film Festival and hit movie theaters April 19.
There is an update to this story below.
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UPDATE: Wozniak commented on the clip to Gizmodo. He’s apparently not impressed:
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.
Totally wrong. Personalities and where the ideas of computers affecting society did not come from Jobs. They inspired me and were widely spoken at the Homebrew Computer Club. Steve came back from Oregon and came to a club meeting and didn’t start talking about this great social impact. His idea was to make a $20 PC board and sell it for $40 to help people at the club build the computer I’d given away. Steve came from selling surplus parts at HalTed he always saw a way to make a quick buck off my designs (this was the 5th time).
Ouch. But later, he added, “It’s only one clip.” When asked for comment by EntertainmentWeekly, jOBS publicist Amanda Lundberg had this to say about Wozniak’s comments:
The film is not a documentary, nor is it meant to be a blow by blow, word for word account of all conversations and events. The filmmakers have tremendous admiration and respect for Wozniak and all those that are portrayed in the film, and did extensive research in an effort to make an entertaining accurate film that captures the essence and story of Steve Jobs and those that built Apple with him.
The filmmakers acknowledge that not every single thing in the film is a precise representation of what took place, but is feature film entertainment about one of the most important, creative and impactful people [in] our culture’s history taking place over three decades [that are] compressed into a two hour film.