Hugh Jackman is the front runner for upcoming Ferrari film
Cars and films have a long kinship. So the fact that there hasn't been a film immortalising arguably the most famous of motoring marques, Ferrari, is rather a surprise. Well, all that is set to change with the wheels starting to roll on Ferrari - an Enzo Ferrari biopic - directed by Michael Mann and new sources claiming that Hugh Jackman is being lined up for the lead role.
The film is somewhat of a passion project for the four-time Oscar-nominated director Mann (Heat, Collateral, The Insider), who has worked to adapt the script from the book Enzo Ferrari – The Man And The Machine, by Brock Yates.
The story will chart the summer of 1957 when all the forces in Ferrari’s life were as combustible and volatile as the iconic race cars he built. With the company in dire straights, the entrepreneur rolled the dice on one race: the brutal and infamous 1957 Mille Miglia - a 1,000-mile race across Italy.
Ferrari's story is one of legend, and now with sources alluding to Jackman's involvement, Mann may have found his lead driver.