Michael Mann Can “Go Like Hell”

Michael Mann is in early talks to develop an adaptation of A.J. Baime’s book “Go Like Hell” for 20th Century Fox reports Deadline.

The tome deals with the decision by young Henry Ford II to go against Enzo Ferrari’s dominance on the Le Mans track in 1966. Ford challenged Ferrari with a car designed by racer-turned-car designer Carroll Shelby – the GT40.

The pair, along with young visionary Lee Iacocca, beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world. In the process, turning around the dwindling fortunes of his grandfather’s company.

Jason Keller has written the most recent draft of the script. The film isn’t to be confused with the version in development at Paramount Pictures who owns Shelby’s life rights and has a script by Lisa Schrager.