Based on Walter Isaacson’s authorised biography about the C-suite memelord, published this past September, the source material was reportedly the subject of a heated bidding war between studios and filmmakers before A24 eventually secured the movie rights.
For the uninitiated, Isaacson is quite renowned in this game. Having penned the biographies of high-profile public figures ranging from Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein to Henry Kissinger, the former Chairman & CEO of CNN’s best-selling book about Steve Jobs was the basis for Danny Boyles’ biopic of the same name.
Adapted for screens by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network, Molly’s Game), the film starred Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet; earning both actors nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, at the 88th Academy Awards.
At this stage, however, no further production details about the Elon Musk biopic have been revealed. Not the screenwriting talent, cast members, nor a timeline regarding the release date.
While Musk himself won’t be directly involved with said biopic, it’s already received his tick of approval.
“Glad Darren is doing it. He is one of the best,” the double-centibillionaire CEO behind Tesla, SpaceX, and oft-controversial proprietor of X (formerly: Twitter) expressed on his social media platform last week.
Side note: petition for Brendan Fraser to be cast as Elon.