Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace are in talks to lead Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari movie
Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari movie is back on track today as Deadline reports that Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace are in talks for leading roles. Jackman would play Ferrari himself, with Rapace playing the automotive figure’s estranged wife Linda. The news comes more than a year after the formerly-attached Christian Bale exited the project.
Enzo Ferrari’s bio on the official Ferrari website is listed as follows:
Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena on February 18th 1898 and died on August 14th 1988. He devoted his entire life to designing and building sports cars and, of course, to the track. Having been made an official Alfa Romeo driver in 1924, within five years he had gone on to found the Scuderia Ferrari on Viale Trento Trieste in Modena which assisted mostly gentlemen drivers in racing their cars.
In 1938, Enzo Ferrari was appointed head of Alfa Corse but quit the position in 1939 to set up his own company, Auto Avio Costruzioni, which operated out of the old Scuderia buildings.
Ferrari has garnered over 5,000 victories on the world’s tracks and roads, becoming a modern-day legend in the process. In order to meet growing market demand, Enzo Ferrari sold the Fiat Group a 50% stake in the company in 1969, a figure that rose to 90% in 1988.
According to today’s update, the Ferrari movie is set in 1957 and largely focuses on the rivalry between Ferrari and Maserati.
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