The much-hyped Ford v Ferrari filmis inching closer to its mid-November release date, and the trailer for the film has just been released. It looks about as action-oriented we could have hoped.
Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal as Carroll Shelby, racer Ken Miles, and Ford executive Lee Iacocca respectively, the film follows the development of the legendary Ford GT40 racer, with which Ford ‘went to war’ against Ferrari.
The battleground? Le Mans, 1966. Of course, gorgeous race cars, an excellent cast, and some seemingly stunning driving sequences should even draw in those who know nothing of Le Mans, or the infamous GT40 victory streak.
And what’s in it for Ferrari fans? The synopsis Fox released is a good indication of where the film’s narrative focuses:
“American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.”
The IMDb cast listing includes Remo Girone as Enzo Ferrari, but the name is quite far down the list. We imagine there’s not going to be much Maranello here.
A few smaller details in the cast list caught our eye, however. Firstly, Ben Collins. Collins, formerly Top Gear’s Stig, is playing New Zealand racer Denny Hulme. Further down the list, we see that the late, great Dan Gurney is being portrayed by his own son, Alex Gurney.
How much of a role these two will play in the film’s narrative is yet to be seen.
We expect to see the film released in Australia at around the same time as it is in the US, on November 15.