THE BIG PICTURE
Adam Driver seems to have a penchant for embodying affluent Italian magnates. This time, he steps into the race-car-driving shoes of Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s forthcoming cinematic endeavor. The first trailer for this much-anticipated film zooms in on the turbulent life of Enzo Ferrari, particularly focusing on the infamous 1957 “Mille Miglia” race that was plagued by a devastating crash. Sharing the limelight with Driver are big names like Penélope Cruz and Shailene Woodley. The film comes from the directorial expertise of Mann and a script partly penned by the late Troy Kennedy Martin.
Adam Driver is no stranger to playing Italian aristocrats with a taste for luxury. We saw him share the screen with Lady Gaga in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, where he was the heir to a fashion empire. Now, he’s hitting the accelerator as Enzo Ferrari in what promises to be a high-octane narrative directed by Michael Mann. As the flick gears up for its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Neon has lifted the curtain on the film’s first tantalizing trailer.
And speaking of Driver’s adventures in the fast lane, the actor is also familiar with the world of motor racing. He was seen at the Indy 500 earlier this year and played a part in 2017’s heist comedy Logan Lucky, centered around the Coca-Cola 600 race. In ‘Ferrari,’ things shift to a darker tone. The trailer gives us glimpses of Enzo grappling with pivotal moments in both his professional and personal lives, especially concerning the 1957 “Mille Miglia” race. This event became notorious when a Ferrari was involved in a catastrophic crash that led to multiple fatalities. On a parallel track, we also see Enzo juggling his complex personal relationships and dealing with the legal repercussions of the crash, which resulted in him facing manslaughter charges.
The Star Power Behind ‘Ferrari’
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Joining Adam Driver in this cinematic race is Penélope Cruz, portraying Enzo’s spouse Laura, and Shailene Woodley taking on the role of Enzo’s lover, Lina Lardi. The ensemble cast also includes Patrick Dempsey, Jack O’Connell, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone as Alfonso de Portago, and Erik Haugen as de Portago’s co-pilot, Edmund Nelson. Given that de Portago and Nelson tragically lost their lives in the aforementioned crash, it’s likely that the film will delve deeply into the events that led up to this calamity.
At the helm of ‘Ferrari’ is Michael Mann, who not only directed the film but also co-wrote the screenplay alongside the late Troy Kennedy Martin. Producing partners include a laundry list of notable names: P.J. van Sandwijk, Niels Juul, Qi Lin, John Lesher, Lars Sylvest, Monika Bacardi, Thorsten Schumacher, Andrea Iervolino, Gareth West, and Thomas Hayslip.
The movie is set to drop like a hot new single this Christmas. Don’t miss the trailer!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ferrari movie
Who is playing the role of Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s new film?
Adam Driver is stepping into the shoes of Enzo Ferrari, the iconic automobile tycoon.
What is the movie ‘Ferrari’ about?
The film focuses on the life of Enzo Ferrari, particularly revolving around the 1957 “Mille Miglia” race, which was marked by a tragic accident involving a Ferrari car.
Who else stars alongside Adam Driver?
Penélope Cruz stars as Enzo’s wife Laura, and Shailene Woodley portrays Enzo’s mistress Lina Lardi. The ensemble cast also includes names like Patrick Dempsey, Jack O’Connell, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone, and Erik Haugen.
What makes this role different for Adam Driver?
While Adam Driver has played wealthy Italians before, most notably in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, ‘Ferrari’ offers a fast-paced and emotionally intense narrative that also delves into the world of car racing.
Is this Adam Driver’s first film involving car racing?
No, Adam Driver has been seen in the world of racing before. He made an appearance at the Indy 500 and was also in the 2017 film Logan Lucky, which is set around the Coca-Cola 600 race.
Who co-wrote the script for ‘Ferrari’?
The script for ‘Ferrari’ was co-written by Michael Mann and the late Troy Kennedy Martin.
When and where will the movie premiere?
The movie is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival and is slated for a wider release this Christmas.
What does the trailer reveal about the film?
The trailer gives a glimpse into the life of Enzo Ferrari as he prepares for the 1957 “Mille Miglia” race, while also facing personal and legal struggles, including a charge of manslaughter following a catastrophic crash.
Who are the producers of the film?
The film is produced by a long list of industry names including P.J. van Sandwijk, Niels Juul, Qi Lin, John Lesher, Lars Sylvest, Monika Bacardi, Thorsten Schumacher, Andrea Iervolino, Gareth West, and Thomas Hayslip.
Where can I watch the trailer for ‘Ferrari’?
The trailer for ‘Ferrari’ has been released by Neon and is expected to be available on various online platforms, including the film’s official website.
More about Ferrari movie
- Official Ferrari Movie Trailer
- Adam Driver’s Filmography
- Venice Film Festival Lineup
- 1957 Mille Miglia Race History
- Troy Kennedy Martin’s Works
- Michael Mann’s Directorial Career
- Penélope Cruz’s Acting Roles
- Shailene Woodley’s Film Credits
- An Overview of Car Racing Movies
- The Real Story of Enzo Ferrari
- Neon’s Upcoming Releases
- Christmas Movie Releases 2023