Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz and Shailene Woodley have all joined the cast for Michael Mann’s racing film ‘Ferrari.’
The project is a biopic that follows ex-racecar driver and auto manufacturing giant Enzo Ferrari in the summer of 1957. With his marriage in crisis over the mourning of a son, and the threat of bankruptcy looming over the company he and his wife built 10 years earlier, Ferrari embarks on a bold race — the Mille Miglia, 1,000 miles across Italy.
Cruz takes on the role of Enzo’s wife, Laura Ferrari, and Woodley plays mistress Lina Lardi. Driver boards on the role left vacant by Hugh Jackman.
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Mann will direct the script written by himself and Troy Kennedy Martin, based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine.” Mann also produces under his Moto Productions banner alongside P.J. van Sandwijk and John Lesher, as well as Lars Sylvest, Thorsten Schumacher and Gareth West. Niels Juul executive produces.
Michael Mann said in a statement, “Being able to have these wonderfully talented artists, actors Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz and Shailene Woodley, bring to life these unique characters on location in Modena and the Emilia-Romagna is a vision fulfilled.”
Filming is due to commence this spring in Italy.