We are excited about the feature film Ford v Ferrari around here. We have talked about the movie earlier this month when it was announced that it would hit theaters in November. Some additional details on the film have surfaced along with it an image of Matt Damon and Christian Bale in character in the film.
The director of Ford v Ferrari is James Mangold, the same guy who directed Logan. Damon and Bale are already out promoting the film, which is set in 1966. In the film, Bale plays English racer Ken Miles, and Damon plays Carroll Shelby. Shelby and Miles are two of the people who teamed up to help Ford design a car (the GT40) that could take it to Ferrari in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.
The movie focuses on the people who were the boots on the ground warriors as Ferrari and Ford fought it out for bragging rights on the race track. The film has been described as “David vs. Goliath vs. Goliath.” Mangold has said that while the movie is based on actual events, it’s not really about the events. It focuses on two men who overcome challenges to create something they are passionate about.
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#Repost @entertainmentweekly Christian Bale and Matt Damon are racing toward awards season in our exclusive first look at their highly-anticipated new film, #FORDvFERRARI. ? You’d think the two Oscar-winners would be playing the titular automobile legends in the true story of the battle for racing supremacy. But instead, Bale and Damon are down in the pit as the part of the crew of car aficionados who were at the heart of the battle between the companies. Link in bio for more details. ?: Merrick Morton/Fox
Another cool thing about Ford v Ferrari is that it doesn’t lean on CGI for the racing action. Mangold insisted on real cars and real racing action for the film. Mangold feels that real effects give the actors more room to act. It sounds like the movie might be more about building the car than the actual racing, but we hope there is some cool racing action in the movie. Word is that the film is of the quality that might see some awards won.
Source: Cinema Blend