Elon Musk, that enigmatic global billionaire and entrepreneur, stands poised to become the focus of a biographical film. This is set to be a landmark event in how current tech tycoons are represented on cinema’s mammoth screens. An ambitious endeavor it certainly is – taken up by A24; well-received indie studio known for its popular works such as ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once.’ At the steering wheel? Who else but Darren Aronofsky!
Aronofsky, the talented man behind Oscar-worthy directorial endeavors including ‘The Whale’ and ‘Black Swan’, is projected to bestow his peculiar cinematic panache onto a depiction of Musk’s existence. The bedrock for this upcoming film happens to be Walter Isaacson’s biography baring Musk—the entrepreneur—in an exhaustive look. Details span from his charge over Tesla and SpaceX right up to him procuring X (noted earlier as Twitter).
Since the biopic’s announcement, social media has been ablaze with rumors about who would play the divisive billionaire. Online rumors indicate that Michael Fassbender, who previously collaborated with Isaacson’s material on the Steve Jobs movie, and Robert Downey Jr., who starred alongside Musk in “Iron Man 2,” are two of the leading candidates.
It may surprise you to learn that fans have recommended actors like Nicholas Cage, Steve Buscemi, and Alexander Skarsgård. Recently, Cage, who has already won an Oscar, portrayed a role in the movie “Dream Scenario” that was evocative of his distinct identity.
Unexpected names like Chris Pratt, who is apparently popular with all audiences, and Jesse Eisenberg, who played Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network,” have also been thrown in by the internet community. The names of seasoned performers like Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, and Leonardo DiCaprio have been mentioned as possible contenders.
The range of ideas emphasizes how difficult it is to capture Musk’s complex personality on television. The lead actor’s selection will surely be the focus of much conjecture until an official announcement is made, as the biopic is still in development. With each passing day, the film looks more and more like a cinematic investigation of Elon Musk’s turbulent journey in the tech industry, giving viewers a closer look at the man behind the headlines.