The Whale director to helm Elon Musk biopic: Tech mogul's life made into a ... trends now
The biopic, which is in development at studio A24 - known for gruesome films including Midsommar and Heriditary - will be based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Musk, which was released in September.
Variety reports there was 'heated competition' to option the biography from studios and filmmakers.
Musk addressed the news on X on Friday, writing in response to a post by X News Daily: 'Glad Darren is doing it. He is one of the best.'
The author, who previously wrote an exhaustive biography of the equally controversial Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was given unprecedented access to the Tesla and SpaceX owner over more than two years.
On screen: The rollercoaster life of billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk is set to be made into a movie helmed by Oscar-nominated The Whale director Darren Aronofsky
Isaacson observed Musk go about his daily life and conducted interviews with him and members of his family to build a picture of his life.
His book chronicles Musk's rise to fame through his SpaceX ventures, selling a million cars through Tesla, and becoming the richest man alive.
Isaacson's explosive Elon biography is due to be released in September 2023
However, the writer's insights into 52-year-old Musk's private life — particularly his tortured relationship with an oppressive father and a seemingly warped inclination to find similar discord in his romantic life — are revealing for a world struggling to understand the enigmatic and astonishingly influential tycoon.
'Musk was not bred for domestic tranquillity. Most of his romantic relationships involve psychological turmoil,' observes Isaacson.
Isaacson's much-anticipated memoir was plugged as a deep-dive