Elon Musk, hero in spite of himself of Glass Onion, the sequel to Knives Out

Comedian Edward Norton camps in the film Glass Onion a billionaire who is strangely reminiscent of Elon Musk. Abaca/Yichuan Cao/GTres

In Rian Johnson’s film, American actor Edward Norton portrays a billionaire who looks like, to be mistaken, the extravagant boss of Tesla.

Already the richest man in the world, tech entrepreneur and leader of one of the most influential social networks, Elon Musk could also have inspired Netflix’s latest detective film, Glass Onion: a tale at loggerheads . The film, which followsAt loggerheads (2019), hits theaters on November 23 and will be available to stream a month later.

Actor Daniel Craig puts on the costume of detective Benoît Blanc to investigate a murder committed on a private Greek island whose owner is Miles Bron: a billionaire, daring entrepreneur and self-proclaimed genius who made his fortune thanks to various companies. As for the character played by Edward Norton, he takes pleasure in disconcerting those around him with his latest whims and riddles.

Daniel Craig camps in Glass Onion Benoit Blanc, a private detective Abaca/GTres

Since the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, scholars have noted similarities between the character and Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX, runs Tesla and recently bought Twitter.

“If you see similarities (with Elon Musk and Steve Jobs Ed)is that it is surely not a coincidence »

Edward Norton, American actor

The American magazine Vanity Fair claimed that the film tackled the figures of “senseless, and sometimes dangerous, messiahs of the tech industry», in reference to the character of Miles Bron, a «mixedbetween Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. “If you see similarities, it’s probably not a coincidence.“Played to say Edward Norton Tuesday at a press conference in Los Angeles. “But I also think the character of Miles is like that Carly Simon song that says “you’re so pretentious, you probably think this song is about you”, and I think a lot of (tech billionaires) are going to think it’s about them. And it’s very good“, he added.
Writer and director Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed Star Wars: The Last Jedirevealed that the character was not inspired by a single real-life figure, as “making fun of a particular person is not so relevant“. But he clarified that the film was about “our sociological relationship», to these billionaires to whom we wish ill while hoping that they invent something likely to solve all our problems.
Glass Onion will be the first Netflix film to be shown in a large number of theaters in the United States, but only for one week, an experiment by the platform which seeks to diversify its sources of income.

Glass Onion by Rian Johnson, on December 23, 2022, with Edward Norton, Daniel Craig, Kathryn Hahn, Hugh Grant, Janelle Monae…

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