Hugh Jackman is playing Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s biopic

The Logan star will play the Italian auto entrepreneur in the director’s long-gestating drama.

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Jack Godwin

Michael Mann’s long-gestating biopic, Ferrari, has started up again, with Hugh Jackman now set to star alongside Noomi Rapace. Jackman will play the Italian automobile company founder and racing driver Enzo Ferrari, and Rapace will play his estranged wife Laura, whose tumultuous relationship with the entrepreneur will be a central focus.

Set in 1957 and based on Brock Yates’ book ‘Enzo Ferrari, The Man, The Cars, The Races’, Troy Kennedy-Martin’s script will predominantly centre on Ferrari’s battle for supremacy against rival Alfieri Maserati. Mann began work on the project 17 years ago, initially in collaboration with Sydney Pollack, who died in 2008.

Christian Bale was originally attached to play the lead until he left the project in 2016 over a scheduling conflict. Ferrari will be Mann’s follow-up to 2015’s Blackhat, and is due to go into production in summer 2018.

Published 10 Mar 2017

Tags: Hugh Jackman Michael Man Noomi Rapace

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