- Film And TV
- 10 Nov 23
An Elon Musk biopic film is reportedly in the works at A24, with Darren Aronofsky set to direct as of now.
Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of the controversial tech entrepreneur, which was published in September, will serve as the basis for Aronofsky's screenplay. Isaacson’s Steve Jobs book was previously adapted into the 2015 Universal film of the same name, starring Michael Fassbender as the infamous Apple CEO.
According to Variety, there there was heated competition to option Isaacson’s book from studios and filmmakers alike, with A24 ultimately winning the bidding war. Aronofsky, whose most recent directorial efforts include this year's Oscar contender The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser, is recognised for his surreal filmmaking style and coarse, psychological narratives. The American auteur's expressionistic arthouse filmmaking often thematically explores dark and disturbing topics, such as drug addiction, obsession and death.
His other credits include directorial debut Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Black Swan (2010) and Mother! (2017). For his work on Black Swan, Aronofsky was nominated for the best director Oscar, whilst leading actress Natalie Portman ended up winning the best actress award.
Musk first rose to prominence when he founded SpaceX, a spacecraft manufacturing and designing company, in 2002.
He was also an early investor in Tesla, and eventually climbed the ranks to become the automotive corporation's CEO (a position he stepped down from in 2018). Most recently, Musk made the controversial decision to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, rebranding the property to X.
Since taking over the social media platform, Musk has made several changes to the platform that have received widespread backlash from users, including laying off a large number of the company’s employees, charging users for verification and removing headlines from links included in posts on the site.
He is currently the wealthiest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of more than $200 billion, as of October.
- Film And TV
- 12 Jun 23