Adam Driver revealed as Enzo Ferrari for brand spanking new biopic


Hopefully Adam Driver has brushed up on his Italian accent, because the “Star Wars” actor has been picked to play the lead position in an Enzo Ferrari biopic set for launch in 2023.

Filming is already underway, with snaps from the movie set current on social media. And late final week, the primary official picture exhibiting Driver as Ferrari was launched.

Each Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale have been beforehand linked to the position of il Commendatore. Whereas each achieved actors, the youthful Driver has additionally proven super vary with respect to his performing. Ignoring the considerably dry persona he portrayed within the Star Wars movies, he is delivered some spectacular performances, for instance in “Marriage Story” and the more moderen “Home of Gucci,” wherein he additionally performed an Italian determine.

Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley are additionally set to star within the Ferrari biopic, taking part in the roles of Ferrari’s spouse, Laura, and his mistress, Lina Lardi, respectively. Lardi is the mom of Ferrari’s solely surviving baby, Piero Ferrari. And Patrick Dempsey, an avid racer, will play racing driver Piero Taruffi.

Michael Mann, who might be most widely known for his directing work in “The Final of the Mohicans” and “Warmth,” is the director. He is been pushing to get the challenge going for years and labored on the screenplay along with Troy Kennedy-Martin, with inspiration coming from the Brock Yates-authored guide “Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine.”

The movie will give attention to Ferrari’s life in the course of the extremely tough 12 months of 1957, when he was near 60 years of age, therefore the grey hair on Driver. We are saying it was tough, however that is an understatement. That 12 months noticed a Ferrari 335S race automotive lose a tire in the course of the Mille Miglia. The automotive careened right into a crowd the place it killed each the motive force, co-driver and 9 spectators. Ferrari, nonetheless mourning from the loss of life of his first son, Dino, the 12 months earlier, and teetering on the sting of chapter, was placed on trial for manslaughter however the case was in the end dismissed.

Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari

Though there have been Ferrari biopics earlier than, most notably the 2003 Italian movie “Ferrari,” this new movie has been a Hollywood dream just about since Ferrari’s loss of life in 1988—and probably even earlier than that. For a very long time, it was set to be a ardour challenge of director Sydney Pollack, however the director handed away earlier than that would come to be. Now it is within the palms of Mann.

Word, it is a separate movie to the one linked to Robert De Niro, which was mentioned to painting Ferrari in his later life. It is not clear if the De Niro movie continues to be going forward.

Apple’s streaming service additionally has a collection concerning the Ferrari founder within the works—and with some massive names hooked up.


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