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Michael Mann To Direct Enzo Ferrari Biopic

Michael Mann To Direct Enzo Ferrari Biopic

Michael Mann devotees will likely remember that quite a few years ago, the filmmaker was lining up a movie based on the book”Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans” by A.J. Baime, about the Le Mans battle between Ford and Ferrari in 1966. The project never got off the ground, but it seems Mann hasn’t lost his need for speed because he has another car movie he’s getting behind the wheel on.

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Variety reports that Mann will direct a biopic on Enzo Ferrari. The movie will be based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races.” This project has been brewing for a while, with Sydney Pollack once attached to direct with Al Pacino in the lead, over a decade ago. This version will have a script put together from two different drafts by Troy Kennedy Martin (“The Italian Job”) and David Rayfield (“Out of Africa”), telling the story of the larger than life personality behind one of the world’s most famous automobile companies.

Financing is being put together and this won’t shoot until 2016, so this one is still a bit of a way off. But we’re also just glad to see Mann get moving on something after his cyber-thriller “Blackhat” tanked hard earlier this year. And oh, this is not to be confused with another brewing Ferrari movie, that reportedly has Robert De Niro slated to star. In an ideal world, we’d love to see De Niro and Mann reteam. Somebody, please make that happen…

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