Matt Damon and Christian Bale are reportedly interested in playing the lead roles in “Logan” director James Mangold’s untitled Ford vs. Ferrari project.
The project deals with the battle for dominance between the two motor companies at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship. Damon is in talks to play Mustang designer Carroll Shelby while Bale is eyeing the role of his British driver, Ken Miles, both of whom are ordered by Henry Ford II to build the world’s fastest car.
Bale was once attached to play the Italian automobile entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari in a Michael Mann-helmed biopic, but was replaced by Hugh Jackman. That project remains in limbo, and this is a quite different beast altogether.