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Elon Musk Documentary “Musk” from Alex Gibney Lands at HBO – The Hollywood Reporter


muskAlex Gibney’s doc about tech giant Elon Musk has arrived at HBO Documentary Films in North America.

musk It’s been described as a “definitive and unpolished examination” of the controversial CEO who’s been making headlines at Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter. (When the doc was first announced, in a distinctive way, Musk made a comment about it TwitterIt’s a hit piece,” he writes.”) Gibney, who won an Academy Award for the 2008 film Taxi to the dark sideno stranger to controversial personalities, has produced documents on Scientology, WikiLeaks and Enron.

Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions produced the film along with Closer Media, Anonymous Content, and Double Agent, which is also funding the project.

HBO and Gibney have a long working relationship, which includes films about the opioid crisis crime of the centuryElizabeth Homes Doc Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley And Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller, co-presidents of HBO Documentary Films, said: “We are thrilled to be working with such an outstanding team and are always excited to collaborate with Alex Gibney. Alex Gibney’s track record speaks for itself, and we know he will bring unparalleled craft and dimension to this picture of such a unique number of our time.” “.

muskThe expanded list of producers includes Gibney, Jessie Deeter and Erin Edeiken for Jigsaw with Richard Perello executive producing. Joey Mara and Zhang Xin produce, with William Horberg executive director on behalf of Closer Media. Nick Shoemaker and Jessica Grimshaw of Anonymous Content produced, with David Levine executive producing. Dana O’Keefe produces on behalf of Double Agent with Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Heimler, John Friedberg, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer executive producing.

Black Bear will handle international sales rights outside of the Cannes market. The deal with HBO was negotiated with UTA’s Independent Film Group, AC Independent, and Double Agent.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.