Elon Musk reveals which star should play him in biopic

Elon Musk reveals which star should play him in biopic

At the 10th Breakthrough Prize ceremony on Saturday, billionaire Elon Musk took a moment to share his thoughts on the upcoming biopic about his life, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.

When ET’s Deidre Behar asked who should portray him on the big screen, Musk deflected the question with his characteristic wit, replying, “Who do you think should play me?”

However, when the suggestion of Bradley Cooper was raised, Musk couldn’t help but laugh, responding with his own suggestion, “Uh, how about Benedict Cumberbatch?”



Amidst chuckles, Musk then directly addressed Cumberbatch through the camera, saying, “All right, Benedict, what do you think?”

Shifting gears, Musk shared a look into his space exploration endeavors, revealing discussions with Tom Cruise about possibly filming a Mission: Impossible movie in space.

Musk disclosed, “Tom Cruise has said he wants to do Mission: Impossible in space. We’ve had some discussions, but I’m not sure where his mind is at.”

The controversial tech billionaire’s story will be adapted into a film based on Walter Isaacson’s book, Elon Musk, and directed and produced by Aronofsky.

Isaacson’s Steve Jobs was previously adapted into a 2015 movie of the same name starring Michael Fassbender. As for Aronofsky, the Oscar nominee previously directed Black SwanThe Whale and Requiem for a Dream.



A24 landed the bidding war for the project.

Musk has approved the film and its director, posting to X, “I’m Glad Darren is doing it. He is one of the best.”

Puckwas the first to report the movie news.

Musk, a dad of 11, is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. In 2022, he bought Twitter and became its CEO. He’s since changed the social media site’s name to X and stepped down as CEO, maintaining the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer.

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