For the director of Heat , the British actor will play the founder of the famous luxury car home.
It was called Commendatore. Enzo Ferrari died in 1988, had founded an empire on his passion for the automobile. The life of the Italian rider and industry will soon be adapted for the screen by the creator of Miami Vice , Michael Mann.
The film’s plot will draw Brock Yates’s book, Enzo Ferrari man, cars, racing, published in 1991. The story is set in 1957, ten years after the debut of Ferrari and then the contractor has just lost her son 24 years. When the famous Mille Miglia race, after the explosion of the tire of his Ferrari 335 S, the Spanish driver Alfonso de Portago out of road. He died instantly, killing nine bystanders, including five children. The disaster will end the competition and Ferrari will be charged with manslaughter.
For the occasion, Christian Bale will drop the wheel of his batmobile to catch that of a 250 GTO Berlinetta or Pinin Farina. This film marks the second collaboration between Michael Mann and Christian Bale, seven years after Public Enemies. Filming is expected to begin next summer.