Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’ – The role of Hugh Jackman Ice leadership in diversity2 min read
Hugh Jackman is in talks to play Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s racing drama “Ferrari”. STX Can will manage international sales in the virtual market, and CAA Media Finance has managed the finances and represents the rights of the United States. Mann will give a presentation to buyers on Tuesday.
STX will distribute the film in the United States and Ireland, and will keep an eye on some of Amazon’s international rights. Principal photography is expected to begin in the spring of 2021.
The screenplay is based on Brooke Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari – The Man and the Machine” and was originally written by the late Troy Kennedy Martin (“Italian Works”).
The film is set in 1957 when Ferrari’s life – both on track and at home – began to separate. The organization he and his wife, Laura, were fighting over, and their tumultuous married life was shattered by the death of their son, Dino, and his relationship with his second son, Piero, to Lina Lordy. Meanwhile, Ferrari was preparing for a glamorous and dangerous race across Italy, Mill Millia. “During dangerous competition, Laura will discover long-held secrets, opportunities will increase and fade, and drivers like survey boys will cross the line,” according to an STX statement.
The statement added, “Ferrari is the story of a summer in 1957 when Enzo Ferrari had all the dynamic energy of his life – he created flammable and fickle-collisions like the Racecars,” the statement said. “The mind will bring its passion for the uniquely unique characters and the dangerous world of motor racing to create an epic, cinematic experience in the 1950s.”
Mann will produce through his production company Forward Pass, starring “Birdman” producers John Lesser, Lars Sylvester, Thurston Schumacher, Gareth West and Niels Jul.