New sports drama from the director of Heat gets pulse racing first look
It stars a two-time Oscar nominee looking near unrecognisable.
The first trailer for Ferrari, a new biographical sports drama from director Michael Mann (Heat, The Last of the Mohicans, Miami Vice), has hit the web.
A decades-long passion project for the iconic filmmaker and based on true events, the movie will see two-time Oscar nominee Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman, Marriage Story) play Enzo Ferrari, the Italian motor racing driver and founder of the luxury sports car manufacturer.
Set in the summer of 1957, the plot synopsis for the film reads:
"Behind the spectacle and danger of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy stalks the company he and his wife, Laura (Oscar winner Penélope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona), built from nothing ten years earlier.
"Their volatile marriage is further fractured with grief for their only son. Ferrari struggles with the acknowledgement of another with Lina Lardi (Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies).
"His drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge. All their fates converge in one race, the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the iconic Mille Miglia.”
Adam Driver in Ferrari
Also featuring amongst its cast is Jack O'Connell (Skins), Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) and Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace), while the movie's script comes from the late screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin - best known for penning the legendary films Kelly's Heroes and The Italian Job, as well as the acclaimed series Edge of Darkness.
Ferrari will have its world premiere on 31 August at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival, where it will compete for the event's Golden Lion prize (alongside David Fincher's action thriller The Killer, which also unveiled a first look this week).
The sports drama will then be released in Irish and UK cinemas on 26 December, before arriving on Sky Cinema in 2024.
You can watch the trailer for Ferrari right here:
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