The latest trailer for the forthcoming film “Ferrari” offers a glimpse into Adam Driver’s portrayal of the legendary Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the iconic automobile company. This highly-anticipated movie, directed by Michael Mann, is set to hit theaters on December 25th, marking the culmination of decades of planning.
In contrast to the initial trailer released in August, this new preview showcases dialogues, providing viewers with a more substantial preview of Adam Driver’s performance as the enigmatic “Il Commendatore.”
The narrative of “Ferrari” primarily revolves around the tumultuous year of 1957 in Enzo Ferrari’s life, a period when he neared his 60th birthday, evident in Adam Driver’s depiction with gray hair.
During that fateful year, a pivotal incident unfolded as a Ferrari 335 S race car lost a tire during the Mille Miglia race. Tragically, the car veered into a crowd, resulting in the tragic loss of the driver, co-driver, and nine spectators, including several children. Enzo Ferrari, who was still mourning the death of his son, Dino, the previous year and grappling with financial turmoil, found himself facing a manslaughter trial. Ultimately, the case against him was dismissed.
The film boasts a stellar cast, with Penélope Cruz portraying Ferrari’s wife, Laura, and Shailene Woodley taking on the role of Lina Lardi, Ferrari’s mistress and the mother of his only surviving child, Piero Ferrari. Patrick Dempsey, a passionate racer, also makes an appearance, portraying racing driver Piero Taruffi.
While there have been previous attempts to bring Ferrari’s story to the big screen, notably the 2003 Italian film “Ferrari,” this latest production has been a longstanding dream in Hollywood, dating back to Enzo Ferrari’s passing in 1988, if not earlier. Originally envisioned as a passion project by director Sydney Pollack, it remained unrealized due to his untimely demise.
Michael Mann, renowned for his directorial work in films such as “Heat” (1995) and “Ali” (2001), has been associated with the “Ferrari” project since at least 2000. In a recent interview, Mann revealed that his inspiration for this cinematic endeavor dates back to 1967 when he, as a film student, first laid eyes on a 275 GTB cruising the streets of London.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ferrari biopic
What is the release date of the movie “Ferrari”?
The movie “Ferrari” is set to be released in theaters on December 25th.
Who plays the role of Enzo Ferrari in the film?
Adam Driver portrays the role of Enzo Ferrari in the movie.
What is the central focus of the “Ferrari” movie’s storyline?
The film primarily revolves around Enzo Ferrari’s life during the challenging year of 1957, marked by significant events in his life and the history of Ferrari.
Who are the key cast members in the “Ferrari” movie?
The movie stars Penélope Cruz as Laura Ferrari, Shailene Woodley as Lina Lardi, and Patrick Dempsey as Piero Taruffi, alongside Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari.
Is this the first attempt to make a movie about Enzo Ferrari?
No, there have been previous attempts to depict Enzo Ferrari’s life on screen, notably the 2003 Italian film “Ferrari.” However, the latest film has been a long-standing Hollywood project, dating back to Enzo Ferrari’s death in 1988.
What inspired director Michael Mann to create a movie about Enzo Ferrari?
Michael Mann was inspired to make a movie about Enzo Ferrari when he first encountered a Ferrari 275 GTB on a London street in 1967 during his time as a film student.
More about Ferrari biopic
- Official “Ferrari” Movie Trailer
- Adam Driver’s Filmography
- Michael Mann’s Directorial Work
- Enzo Ferrari’s Biography
- Previous Ferrari Biopic “Ferrari” (2003)
- Hollywood’s Longstanding Interest in Enzo Ferrari
- Michael Mann’s Inspiration for “Ferrari”