After a hotly contested battle, A24 has gained the rights for Walter Isaacson’s biography, and can produce a biopic directed by Darren Aronofsky
November 10, 2023 at 15:00
Effectively, it was inevitable. The film studio A24 has bought the rights to Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Elon Musk and plans to make a biopic out of it. Darren Aronofsky, well-known for movies reminiscent of “The Whale” and “Black Swan,” will direct.
The as but unnamed movie shall be produced by Aronofsky’s manufacturing firm, Protoza. Each it and the studio A24 have been staples on the Academy Awards not too long ago, with Protoza incomes Oscars for “The Whale,” and the studio incomes 18 nominations this 12 months alone.
The rights to the ebook have been launched by Simon & Schuster, and A24 gained the deal in a hotly contested battle with different studios, studies Reuters. That’s unsurprising, since Isaacson’s ebook shortly earned the highest spot on the New York Instances’ bestseller listing after its launch, and its topic is a well-liked media determine.
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The richest man on earth, Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Firm. He additionally purchased the social media platform Twitter in a extremely publicized and strange deal not too long ago. He has since renamed the platform X.
On his social media website, Musk was glowing in regards to the deal, writing that he’s “Glad Darren [Aronofsky] is doing it. He is without doubt one of the finest.” The manager’s profession to this point has been outlined by his love of consideration, so it in all probability shouldn’t come as a shock that he’s onboard together with his life getting the Hollywood remedy.
Isaacson is probably snug together with his ebook getting the identical remedy, since he’s no stranger to Hollywood. His biography of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, was became a film in 2015 that was directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle. It starred Michael Fassbender within the eponymous function.
It’s not but clear who shall be solid to play Elon Musk, so who do you suppose ought to take the function? I hear that Joaquin Phoenix is into taking part in difficult historic figures with a posh, although Napoleon by no means shied from a battle.
Glad Darren is doing it. He is without doubt one of the finest.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 10, 2023