The Steve Jobs Movie Unveils Its Bad Guy

The Craigslist-casting, Ashton Kutcher-glorifying, budget-lacking Steve Jobs biopic just added some fresh blood: the guy from Full Metal Jacket and the funny fat man from Book of Mormon. Uh, alright!

jOBS — yes, that's really the title of a movie that will be made — will star Matthew "Private Joker" Modine (far left) and Mormon's Josh Gad (far right) as Pepsi CEO Villain John Sculley and The Woz, respectively. This is good news, as both gents are fine actors, but there is the slight problem of neither of them looking much like the characters they will be portraying. This is fine in the case of Sculley, since nobody knows what he looks like anyway, but Wozniak is a human icon and it's hard to imagine anyone but a spitting image portraying him.

Modine seems keen on making the film at least slightly interesting, On CBS News he said:

"It's my feeling — and I think there's a lot of people who feel — that had John Sculley not fired Steve Jobs from Apple Computers and Steve go on the journey that he did when he was away from Apple Computers that we wouldn't be speaking about Steve Jobs today."

The more the movie leans on people like Modine and his non-titular character, the better. A Sculley contra Jobs flick, treating the two with equal focus, might actually be worth paying $20 for. [CBS News via The Verge]

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Comments

    Hang on, I thought Kutcher was playing the villain... Yep, he is.

    Yea I'm not watching a Kutcher movie. The only thing he's ever been in that's worth watching is That 70's show, and he's only a sidekick character in that.

    I didn't realise acting had anything to do with physical resemblance. But apparently that's the most important thing. Huh.

    I wasn't aware taht physical resemblance was such an important factor. Personally I don't really think the guys in The Social Network looked that much like their counterparts.
    I'm not trying to start a fight or anything, but how is Sculley being pegged as the bad guy? Granted sales fell eventually (after rising by a massive percentage), and he tried to do something different than Jobs, but how does that make him a bad guy? From what I can tell, Jobs tried to backstab Sculley, failed, and was stood down for it.
    I could be way off, and if I am can someone please point it out, but I'm not seeing how he is the bad guy.

      Because he did anything at all that could remotely be seen as negative to the Jobsian idol god-king legend.
      In the holy pantheon residing on the heavenly icloud, the Sculley is the impish devil who gnaws and gnashes at toenail clippings for eternity.

      It'll be a silly film but will make a lot of money regardless. They should do it as a musical, at least then it'd be more fun.

        Get over it. Whatever it is your afflicted with.

    I don't know why everyone forgot The Butterfly Effect in which Kutcher was awesome....

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