Documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia (“Senna,” “Amy”) is set to direct the fact-based narrative drama feature “Silver Ghost” for Sikelia Productions and Zuma Productions.
Martin Scorsese, who has been involved with the project for years after the late Richard Attenborough brougth it to his attention, will produce with Anthony Haas.
The story deals with the iconic car, born out of an extraordinary odd-couple relationship between the maverick genius of Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce. Their teaming also marked the genesis of aviation and the western world was never the same.
The film will also include a love story that runs parallel to the invention tale. The film joins two other auto manufacturer films in the works – one a biopic about Lamborghini, the other being Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari film.