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People are already calling Elon Musk biopic ‘the worst movie ever made’

Gerrard Kaonga

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People are already calling Elon Musk biopic ‘the worst movie ever made’

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Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, seems to just have the toughest luck as his upcoming biopic is already being slated.

Tech mogul and billionaire Elon Musk has proven to be a controversial figure in recent years and is never too far from derision on social media.

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The announcement that a biopic will be made about his life has seen an expected backlash online.

On Friday (November 10) it was revealed that The Whale and Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky will helm the project. The film will be based on the recently published biography by Walter Isaacson.

The biopic is reportedly made by Hereditary and Everything, Everywhere All at Once production company A24, however, there has been no word on who will be a part of the rest of the movie's creative team.

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As this news spread around social media, the jokes were not far behind.

“An Elon Musk biopic has already been made, it’s called Jackass,” one X user joked.

As the news spread of the Musk biopic the jokes were not far behind.  Credit: Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images
As the news spread of the Musk biopic the jokes were not far behind. Credit: Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images

“This sounds like the worst film ever made,” another added.

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“This can’t be real. No way. I refuse to believe it, nah,” one X user added.

“The only thing I wanna see is this project being cancelled like seriously please just cancel this,” one X user said.

Aronofsky was not able to escape the critics either, as some questioned whether he could do the film justice.

Responding to a tweet explaining Aronofsky would be directing, one user replied: "One of the worst sentences I’ve ever read."

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“It is the worst idea ever + Darren Aronofsky,” another wrote.”

Some users suggested the film could be very critical of Musk however, making for a more enjoyable viewing experiences for his critics.

After all, Isaacson's book takes swipes at both Musk's work and personal life.

Fans also discussed who would be the best actor to bring the controversial Musk to the big screen.

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Darren Aronofsky will helm the project. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Darren Aronofsky will helm the project. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Pointing to the apparent appearance similarities between the pair, one film guru penned: "Kevin Durand."

Another noted the Peaky Blinders and Oppenheimer actor Cillian Murphy would be a good shout, though others certainly disagreed.

"He's too charismatic good looking and very skinny, also the eyes aren't soulless like Elon," one person remarked.

Some of the most popular names for the role on X included Nicolas Cage, Rami Malek, Robert Downey Jr. and Jesse Eisenberg.

Topics: Film & TV, Elon Musk, Film and TV

Gerrard Kaonga
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