Alex Gibney , celebrated documentary filmmaker, author of Enron , Taxi to the Dark Side (Oscar awarded) and Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of faith ,
It is preparing a documentary on Elon Musk , the billionaire CEO by Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter. The film will simply be titled Musk and promises to be a definitive portrait of the controversial tech mogul. Gibney said:
I’ve been working on this film, on and off, for a while now, and I’m really excited about it. I am happy with the amazing group that is working with me. After you!
Jigsaw Productions will produce the film with Closer Media, Anonymous Content and Double Agent, who will finance it. Gibney and Jessie Deeter will produce the film for Jigsaw Productions, with Stacey Offman and Richard Perello as executive producers. Joey Marra and Zhang Xin will produce on behalf of Closer Media, with William Horberg as executive producer. Nick Shumaker and Jessica Grimshaw will produce for Anonymous Content, with Dawn Olmstead and David Levine executive producing. For Double Agent, Dana O’Keefe and Teddy Schwarzmanwill be the producers, with Michael Heimler, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer the executive producers.
Last year, Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion , and the controversy over its management has never ceased since. Musk has made many controversial statements over the years, and it will be really interesting to see how Gibney deals with the many sides of an inconsistent yet hugely successful personality.