Ferrari Biopic Starring Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz Gears Up for Production

Production Update

Director Michael Mann’s production studio Forward Pass, Inc. is developing another Enzo Ferrari biopic that is gearing up for production in mid-July. Stars are expected to descend on Italy at that time, with Adam Driver slated to play the film’s titular character while Penélope Cruz will play Enzo’s wife Laura. Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley has also been cast to take on the role of Ferrari’s mistress Lina Lardi.

The film will recreate the summer of 1957 when all the forces in Enzo Ferrari’s life – which were often as combustible and volatile as the iconic race cars he built – collided. The now legendary car company he and his wife Laura built was at the time going broke. Their tempestuous marriage had already suffered the death of their son, Dino, and Ferrari’s other son, 12-year old Piero, the product of a wartime romance. He faced all of that and more as he was struggling to find his place in the world.

The entrepreneur rolled the dice for all their futures on one race – 1,000 miles across Italy, the brutal and infamous 1957 Mille Miglia. The film will be framed so that during the highly dangerous race, Laura discovers long kept secrets. We see opportunities rise and fade, and drivers, who are like surrogate sons, are pushed beyond the edge.

“Ferrari” Cast and Crew

Industry veteran Troy Kennedy Martin has been writing scripts for high-speed car films since his first movie for 1969’s “The Italian Job” which he followed up with the film’s 2003 reboot. Meanwhile, Director Michael Mann, also brings an incredible amount of experience to the film having worked on several biopics in the past to include: “Ali” (2001), “The Aviator” (2004), and “Ford v Ferrari” (2019). “Ferrari” will therefore mark Mann’s second romp through the life and times of the famous car maker. This time Mann will take viewers on a deepdive into Ferrari’s personal and professional life a full nine years before the events of “Ford v Ferrari”.

PRODUCER: John Lesher – Lars Sylvest – Thorsten Schumacher – Gareth West – Niels Juul – P.J. van Sandwijk

WRITER: Troy Kennedy Martin

DIRECTOR: Michael Mann

CAST: Adam Driver – Penélope Cruz – Shailene Woodley

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