Join the news democracyWhere your votes decide the Top 100
An Elon Musk biopic is in the works and no one's excited
It has been confirmed by Varietythat an Elon Musk biopic is in the works at A24, and it doesn't seem many people are excited.
The announcement came yesterday from Puck, with Darren Aronofsky on board to direct the film. Aronofsky is known for directing films such as The Whale, Black Swan, and Requiem for a Dream.
The basis for the screenplay will be based on Walter Isaacson's authorised biography of the Twitter/X CEO. Isaacson's book on Steve Jobs was previously adapted into a movie by Universal.
Musk responded to the announcement saying: "Glad Darren is doing it. He is one of the best."
@xDaily Glad Darren is doing it. He is one of the best. — (@)
But whilst Musk may be happy about the news, he seems like one of the only ones.
Many joked to "bring back the strike", in reference to the recent end of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
GIRL BRING BACK THE STRIKE — (@)
Get the strike back on — (@)
lets bring the strike back — (@)
Another joked that the film was going to be a horror:
So a horror movie, then — (@)
One user gave their suggestion for a title: "How to Kill Twitter Without Really Trying".
Working title ideas: Bald to the Bone? A Bridge Apart-heid? The Color Beige? How To Kill Twitter Without Really Trying???? — (@)
However, some felt hopeful that the portrayal of Musk would not be a favourable one:
please be accurate it would be so fucking funny\n\ngo into detail about how he was born rich and then just lucked his way into becoming even richer despite his intelligence (or lack thereof) — (@)
i am praying this is gonna be a social network type of deal because i cannot imagine a24 greenlighting it otherwise — (@)
its an a24 movie directed by darren aronofsky i dont think this movie will be a positive portrayal of elon musk — (@)
why are people acting like this is automatically bad? it could be interesting given the right perspective, as long as it doesn\u2019t romanticize or glamorize this idiot — (@)
We'll just have to wait and see how the film turns out...
Sign upto our free Indy100 weekly newsletter
Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.
How to join the indy100's free WhatsApp channel