An upcoming biopic on billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk is set to materialize as independent studio A24 secures the adaptation rights to Walter Isaacson’s latest biography.
The acquisition came after a competitive bidding war, with A24 emerging victorious, and renowned director Darren Aronofsky, known for Black Swan, at the helm of the project.
Isaacson’s authorized biography, published in September, faced criticism for lacking insights, deemed by some as a “dull, insight-free doorstop of a book.”
Aronofsky, recognized for his recent work on The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser, and the Oscar-nominated Black Swan, adds his directorial prowess to the venture.
The biopic will delve into Musk’s complex life, shaped by his South African upbringing and strained relationship with his father, Errol. Musk, the 52-year-old CEO and CTO of SpaceX, chairman and CTO of X Corp (formerly Twitter), and CEO of Tesla, faced legal challenges in 2018, resulting in a fine and his resignation as Tesla’s chairman.
Despite controversies, Musk currently holds the top spot on Forbes’ Real Time Billionaires list with a staggering net worth of $223.8 billion (£183.2 billion).