The first trailer has arrived for Ford v. Ferrari, an upcoming true story-picture starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale as car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles, respectively.
The film is based on the true story of what unfolded when Shelby and Miles teamed up to deliver the Ford Motor Company a race car that could take on the likes of Enzo Ferrari at the Le Mans in France in ’66. The engineering aspect was one hurdle; there were also corporate interference and personal demons to deal with.
It’s a nice trailer for what could be an award magnet. Those are two strong leads, with added support from Jon Bernthal, and that’s a potentially very entertaining story they’re telling. The film is directed and co-written by James Mangold, whose credits include Logan, Walk the Line, Girl Interrupted and 3:10 to Yuma. Fingers crossed.
Ford v. Ferrari, also starring Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, and Ray McKinnon, will be opening in Australian cinemas on November 14 and hitting the US on November 15.
Official synopsis for Ford v .Ferrari:
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.