Elon Musk is getting the indie biopic treatment, according to a rumor in today’s newsletter from Matthew Belloni, a 14-year veteran of The Hollywood Reporter and host of the industry insider podcast The Town, that has been confirmed by Variety.
The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Musk, which was released in September, and will be produced by indie studio darling A24. The company will reportedly make use of the talents of Darren Aronofsky as director because if there’s anything the world needs it’s another film about a white dude directed by a white dude.
This won’t be Isaacson’s first Hollywood rodeo; his 2011 biography of Steve Jobs was adapted into a 2015 film starring Michael Fassbender, written by Aaron Sorkin, and produced by Universal.
The internet is already throwing out dream casting picks, likeYellowjackets star Sophie Thatcher as Musk’s paramour Grimes. Or — and hear them out —Grimes as herself.
As for Musk, the internet’s top contenders so far include Tim Robinson and Elliot Page.
But many X/Twitter users don’t want to see the film at all. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, Musk will insist on playing himself and the production will come to a screeching halt.