Christian Bale Stars As Italian Automotive Icon
The need for speed has reached Paramount, as it has signed an agreement to provide distribution in most of the world of the upcoming film Enzo Ferrari.
Based on the life of the famous Italian car designer, the film is set to begin shooting next summer in Italy. It stars Christian Bale as Ferrari. The film is directed by Michael Mann.
“It is the personal story of a passionate man and his sprawling world, at times hilarious and at the next moment devastating, as he faces a brutal challenge to his survival.” Paramount stated in a press release.
The movie is set in 1957, a pivotal year in the life and career of Ferrari.
Enzo Ferrari was written by Troy Kennedy-Martin (The Italian Job, Kelly’s Heroes, Edge of Darkness), revised by David Rayfiel (The Firm, Sabrina) and Michael Mann and based on the Brock Yates book, “Enzo Ferrari, The Man, the Cars, the Races.”
Yates is a highly-regarded automotive and motorsports journalist.
Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which represents Mann, arranged financing for the film and brokered the distribution deals. Production partners also include Vittorio Cecchi Gori and Gabrielle Israeliovici.