Wolverine star Hugh Jackman is in talks to star as Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s racing drama “Ferrari,” about Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari.
STX will be handling international sales at the Cannes virtual market, it will distribute the film in the U.K. and Ireland, with Amazon eyeing certain international rights. CAA Media Finance is handling the U.S. rights. The film is anticipated to start shooting in spring 2021.
The script, based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari – The Man and the Machine,” and originally written by the late Troy Kennedy Martin, the writer of “The Italian Job” and has been reworked by Michael Mann.
The film is set in 1957 when Ferrari’s life – both on the track and at home – started to fall apart. The company was struggling and his stormy marriage had been rocked by the death of their son, Dino, and his affair with Lina Lardi, with whom he had a second son, Piero. Meanwhile, Ferrari was preparing for a gruelling and dangerous race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.
Four-time Oscar-nominee Mann, who was recently an exec producer on Ford vs Ferrari, will produce via his Forward Pass production banner along with a producing team of Birdman producer John Lesher, Lars Sylvest, Thorsten Schumacher, Gareth West, and Niels Juul.
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