Australia’s own, Hugh Jackman, is currently in talks to star in Michael Mann’s (Heat, The Insider) new racing drama “Ferrari”, a film following Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari with principal photography hopefully to commence in early 2021.
The Script, based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari – The Man and the Machine” originally written by the late Troy Kennedy Martin (The Italian Job) has since been reworked by Mann.
The film is set in 1957 when Ferrari’s life – both on the track and at home – began to fall apart. The company he and his wife Laura had built was struggling and his marriage was impacted heavily by the death of their son, Dino, and by his affair with Linda Lardi, with whom he had a second son, Piero. Meanwhile, Ferrari was prepping for a gruelling and dangerous race across Italy, the Mille Miglia. “During the dangerous race, Laura will discover long kept secrets, opportunities will rise and fade, and drivers, like surrogate sons, will push beyond the edge”, according to a statement by STXX.
“Ferrari is the story of one summer in 1957 when all the dynamic forces in Enzo Ferrari’s life – as combustible and volatile as the racecars he builds – collide/ Mann will bring his passion for the extraordinarily vivid characters and the dangerous world of motor racing in the 1950s to create an epic, cinematic experience.”
Mann will produce through his production company Forward Pass, along with Birdman producer Josh Lesher, Lars Sylvest, Thorsten Schumacher, Gareth West and Niels Juul.