ENZO FERRARI MOVIE NOW IN THE WORKS?
Hollywood has tried before to create a movie based off of the life of Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari. Back in 2004, director Sydney Pollack and Academy Award winning actor Al Pacino were preparing a Enzo Ferrari biopic, based off Brock Yate’s 1991 book, “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, The Cars, The Races.” Unfortunately, Pollack died before production could start and the project was eventually scrapped.
Ten years later, movie magazine Variety reports that Cecchi Gori pictures has entered into advanced talks with a currently unnamed American director who is rumored to be very passionate about the idea of creating a film about Enzo. The script itself has been around for quite some time and was written by Troy Kenedy Martin (“The Italian Job”) and David Rayfield (“Out of Africa”). The production company is currently scouting out locations to shoot the film, revising the script and looking for a distributor.
Cecchi Gori CEO Niels Juul had this to say about the script, “It’s a beautiful tale of the story of Ferrari battling with Maserati for supremacy in speed, yet it’s not a racing movie: it’s a ‘Godfather’ movie with racing in it.”