Sunday, April 21, 2024

An Elon Musk Movie from Darren Aronofsky: “The Whale” Star Brendan Fraser Would Have Inside Track


So who should play Elon Musk in a movie?

Reports today from newsletter Puck that “The Whale” director Darren Aronofsky will direct the film about the Tesla and SpaceX founder. Aronofsky is famous for a kind of sophisticated horror film. Think of “Black Swan” or “Mother.” Or even “Requiem for a Dream.”

What actor should play the portly menace who has overturned Twitter into X? Why, “The Whale” star Brendan Fraser is the obvious answer. He won Best Actor this year under Aronofsky. There is no doubt they’ve discussed it. Fraser has an outsized cameo right now in “Killers of the Flower Moon.” His girth could be digitally altered to show Elon when he had elan to when he started using musk to father 73 children.

And Grimes? The mother of recent Musk children could surely be handled by Natalie Portman. It’s unclear who would wear the Tesla costumes.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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