Studio A24 confirmed to AFP on Friday that the director of Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky, will direct a biopic about Elon Musk, who won a fierce competition for the film rights. Biography of the eccentric billionaire.
The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s work, which was published in September in the United States, which depicts a complex individual obsessed with the conquest of space and brutal management methods.
“The deal has been hotly contested, with major studios and directors competing,” an A24 spokeswoman told AFP, without providing further details about the filming date or potential release date.
American Darren Aronofsky, who recently directed the feature film “The Whale” in collaboration with A24, “should direct and produce the film with his own production company,” the spokesman said.
A24 is also behind the hit film Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
Walter Isaacson, whose book “Elon Musk” quickly became a bestseller, also wrote a biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (2011), which was later made into a film with Michael Fassbender in the lead role.
In his biography of Elon Musk, Walter Isaacson had unprecedented access to the businessman, whom he interviewed on numerous occasions.
According to the author, he is the president and owner of SpaceX and Tesla
The South African native is described as being “attracted to storm and drama”, and prone to “unpredictable emotional oscillations”, which manifests itself in the way he conducts his business.
The book specifically mentions several examples of Elon Musk’s anger, who gets angry when his employees do not meet his expectations or is ready to humiliate them if they resist him.