Elon Musk documentary in the works from Alex Gibney

Documentary director Alex Gibney announced on Monday, 6 March, he’s working on a documentary about Elon Musk. 

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Gibney previously won an Oscar for his documentary Taxi to the Dark Side and his other credits include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. He also directed 2019’s Citizen K which looked at Russian president Vladimir Putin and his relationship with exiled billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Clearly, Gibney is drawn to complex, controversial men. Musk fits into his interests nicely; he has been dominating headlines in recent years, especially after he bought social media platform Twitter for $44 billion. 

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Although the documentary doesn’t have a distributor yet, Deadline reports Jigsaw Productions is producing the film alongside Closer Media, Anonymous Content, and Double Agent, which is also financing the project.

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Alex Gibney poses at the “Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker” photocall during the 73rd Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 19, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

“Now is the moment for a rigorous portrait of Elon Musk, who is undeniably one of the most influential figures of our time. Closer Media is thrilled to join forces with Alex Gibney, Anonymous Content, and Double Agent to take on the challenge of examining Musk and his impact on the world,” said Closer Media founder Zhang Xin of the documentary. 

The project is already months into production and Gibney described it as “definitive and unvarnished examination of multi-billionaire tech entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter.”

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