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Enzo Ferrari Movie Back on Track

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Over the years there have many attempts to make a movie about Enzo Ferrari’s life. The good ones didn’t go anywhere, and the ones that did result in a film were not very good. Well, they weren’t Hollywood good, to say the least. Now it seems the movie is finally going to happen, as the project has big time producer Cecchi Gori behind it.

Cecchi Gori is in advanced talks with financiers and believes they can officially confirm the new Enzo Ferrari movie over the next few months. They have a good script at hand, written by Troy Kennedy Martin who did The Italian Job, and it’s already been revised and “dusted off” David Rayfield. The script is based on the book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races,” by Brock Yates.

The original Enzo Ferrari movie was supposed to be filmed back in 2004 with Sydney Pollack as the director and Al Pacino playing Enzo Ferrari. The project faced many delays and was then canceled altogether when Pollack died in 2008. After that the only attempt at a new Ferrari movie was a fictional one. They made the movie in an episode of Entourage with Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) as young Enzo and Frank Darabont as the director – not bad choices for the real movie, come to think of it.

That kinda shows how eager Hollywood is for this film. The studio has a unique vision for it though, as explained by Cecchi Gori Pictures CEO Niels Juul: “It’s a beautiful tale of the story of Ferrari battling with Maserati for supremacy in speed, yet it’s not a racing movie: It’s a ‘Godfather’ movie with racing in it.”

Via Variety

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