Christian Bale has signed on to play Italian car magnate Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s long-awaited biopic which currently doesn’t have a title or studio.
Based on Brock Yates’ 1991 book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races,” Ferrari himself redefined the high-powered Italian sports car and almost single-handedly created Formula One racing.
Mann has reportedly merged two scripts, one by Troy Kennedy Martin (“The Italian Job”) and another by David Rayfield (“Out of Africa”). He has been tinkering with the project for close to fifteen years and at one time sought the help of the late, great Sydney Pollack.
Several actresses are circling the female leads and filming aims to begin next summer.