Elon Musk's father is 'worrying' about the upcoming biopic about his son
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Elon Musk's father has revealed he is worried about the upcoming biopic about his billionaire son, advising the film's Hollywood director to sit down with him prior to release.
The new biopic will be based on Walter Isaacson's recent biography on the X owner, with The Whale director Darren Aronofsky taking charge.
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.
Musk's dad, Errol Musk, has said he wants to meet Aronofsky before production takes place as he worries he will be portrayed as a villain.
Errol has previously expressed his upset at how he came across in the biography by Isaacson which the upcoming flick is based on.
He also claimed that the author had only interviewed Musk over the phone while writing the biography instead of meeting in-person.
Now, Errol has issued a message to Aronofsky, telling The US Sun: "Mr Aronofsky, if you’re going to portray me as a villain to the world please don’t make the same mistake as Walter Isaacson and come and sit down with me first."
After hearing the news that the The Whale director would be the forefront of production on the new biopic, Errol said: "This is worrying.
“Isaacson's book is not accurate, not remotely. I need to convey this to Aronofsky.
“Isaacson took lies and innuendo and stated them as fact, particularly about my behavior but also about bullying and veld camps that never happened.
“I am still amazed by Isaacson's naivety in believing what he was told without checking in South Africa among people here.
“This is serious, I've had enough of the BS.”
The Tesla founder is certainly on a different page though, as Musk responded to the recent news on X with: "Glad Darren is doing it. He is one of the best."
The Sun asked Erol why he is so concerned about the new biopic compared to the book.
He replied: "The movie will be seen by thousands, maybe millions of average people.
"The book will be read by discerning intelligent adults who know better.
“The movie also opens up opportunities for very graphic scenes to create sensation. This will go on to streaming TV.
“It's not rocket science and it will all be false. Many South Africans who knew us have asked me why I've allowed it so far.
"I say I've done videos and interviews where the facts are laid out. I also told Isaacson. He took no notice.
“As I wrote to Isaacson, if my parts are false how can anyone believe the rest?”