December 7, 2023

It appears like Hollywood is losing no time after the discharge of the Walter Isaacson biography on Elon Musk. As reported by Puck, a biopic movie in regards to the richest man on the earth is already being optioned, and a few fascinating individuals are probably connected to the challenge.

Based on the report, the movie could be based mostly on the biography written by Isaacson. This isn’t shocking, particularly since his biography on Steve Jobs was additionally used when screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle made the 2015 Steve Jobs movie. That movie earned Michael Fassbender an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of the late Apple founder.

A24 is seemingly the studio that will produce the movie and Darren Aronofsky is reportedly connected to direct. This additionally makes a heck of a variety of sense since each the studio and director labored collectively lately on The Whale, the 2022 drama that starred Brendan Fraser. His efficiency within the movie earned him an Academy Award for Finest Actor.

Elon Musk attends Heidi Klum’s 2022 Halloween Occasion at Sake No Hana at Moxy LES on October 31, 2022, in New York Metropolis. Picture supply: Taylor Hill/Getty Photos

Different particulars of the movie are nonetheless unknown, reminiscent of who could star as Musk or when the movie could also be launched. The challenge is within the very early phases, so we’ll probably want to attend a bit earlier than we begin to hear extra data. The challenge, in fact, might additionally get scrapped, however that appears much less probably — particularly as Hollywood has been leaning extra into biopics these days. Simply final 12 months, Baz Luhrmann launched the anticipated Elvis biographical drama starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.

Whereas the movie might clearly be very fascinating, this looks as if an odd time to do it. Musk is clearly nonetheless in the midst of his profession, so I’m curious why Hollywood would select to make this movie now once we are nonetheless not sure the place the billionaire and his firms (Tesla, SpaceX, and X) will find yourself in the long term.

After all, Musk is clearly a controversial and well-known character on the world stage proper now, so maybe that’s all Hollywood must push the challenge ahead.