Director Michael Mann takes the shooting of the long-awaited film to the streets and circuits of Italy
(Adnkronos / Cinematografo.it) – Four-time Oscar nominee Michael Mann takes to the streets and circuits of Italy the shooting of his highly anticipated new film Ferrari, starring Oscar nominee Adam Driver in the role of Enzo Ferrari, from Oscar winner Penélope Cruz as Laura Ferrari, Shailene Woodley as Lina Lardi, Patrick Dempsey as race car driver Piero Taruffi, Jack O’Connell as race car driver Peter Collins, Sarah Gadon as Linda Christian and Gabriel Leone as the charismatic Fon De Portago.
For the filming of Ferrari, Mann selected an illustrious team of collaborators such as Oscar-winning cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, Oscar-nominated production designer Maria Djurkovic, and entrusted the costumes to Massimo Cantini Parrini – twice Oscar nominated – and the editing to Pietro Scalia, winner of two Oscars.
Mann directs the film whose screenplay is signed by Mann himself and by Troy Kennedy Martin his and Troy Kennedy Martin’s screenplay (The Italian Job), based on the book by Brock Yates, “Enzo Ferrari – The Man and the Machine”. Mann produces the film with his Moto Pictures company alongside PJ van Sandwijk and John Lesher, as well as John Friedberg, Lars Sylvest, Thorsten Schumacher, Gareth West and Thomas Hayslip, with important support from producers Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi via their ILBE executive production and support from executive producer Niels Juul.
Ferrari is set in the summer of 1957. The former Ferrari driver is in crisis. The bankruptcy brought the company he and his wife Laura built from scratch ten years earlier to its knees. Their relationship is severely tested by the loss of one child and the recognition of another. Ferrari thus decides to make up for the various losses that life has faced by betting everything on a car race that would have covered all of Italy for 1000 miles: the legendary Mille Miglia.
Michael Mann proudly travels to Italy and carries with him a passion for intense characters that combine moving images with the typical power of Ferrari, creating an epic cinematic experience, set in the risky and dangerous world of motor racing of the 1950s.