Michael Mann and Cecchi Gori Media are reportedly in final development stages on the long-gestating biopic about Italian automotive mogul Enzo Ferrari.
Mann is set to direct the project which is currently targeting a 2016 film shoot and will be based on Brock Yates’ 1991 book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races”.
Ferrari 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”).
Niels Juul (“Silence”) will executive produce the film which has no links with the recently announced rival biopic project which will star Robert De Niro. In fact this new one was originally going to happen in 2004 with Sydney Pollack directing and Al Pacino starring, but has taken a very long time to get off the ground.