Ferrari is an upcoming sports thriller film that is based on Enzo Ferrari, the Italian founder of the car manufacturer, Ferrari. The film is adapted from the 1991 biography, ‘Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine’ by motorsport journalist Brock Yates.
The film premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. STXfilms along with Moto Productions are producing the movie while Neon is responsible for the distribution. Production of the film wrapped in late October 2022 and a first-look was released the same month. Here’s everything you need to know about Ferrari (2023).
Ferrari (2023) Release Date
After premiering on August 31, 2023, at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, the film is all set for a theatrical release on December 25, 2023. Yes, that’s right, the movie which is being directed by Michael Mann is all set to release on Christmas Day.
STXfilms was originally scheduled to release the film but Neon later acquired the distribution rights. It is unclear which OTT platform the movie will be released later on.
Who is Enzo Ferrari?
Born on February 18, 1898, Enzo Ferrari is widely regarded as the greatest entrepreneur in the world of automobile engineering. The movie is set in 1957 when Enzo is in crisis. With the company on the verge of bankruptcy and struggling to cope with the death of his one son, he bets everything on Mille Miglia, the race that changes the company and his life forever.
Many of Enzo’s greatest victories came at Le Mans (9 victories) and Formula One during the 1950s and 1960s. Enzo laid the foundation for the company and many agree that it is where it is today, because of him. As of May 2023, Ferrari is valued at over $52 billion.
We expect the movie to adapt from the book by Brock Yates. The movie did receive criticism over American actors playing the role of Italians in the movie. Apart from that, the plot of the movie will be entirely based on excerpts from Brock Yates.
Cast of Ferrari
The movie has been in discussions for a long time. From Christian Bale to Hugh Jackman, the film has seen a change of hands. Here’s a look at the final cast of the film, along with the characters they will be playing.
- Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari
- Penélope Cruz as Laura Ferrari
- Shailene Woodley as Lina Lardi
- Gabriel Leone as Alfonso de Portago
- Sarah Gadon as Linda Christian
- Jack O’Connell as Peter Collins
- Patrick Dempsey as Piero Taruffi
- Michele Savoia as Carlo Chiti
- Erik Haugen as Edmund Nelson
- Ben Collins as Stirling Moss
Neon has released the official trailer for the film. The movie which is being directed by Michael Mann is all set for a Christmas Day release this year.