A clash of titans at Le Mans with two sacred car monsters… This is what James Mangold (Logan…) offers with his upcoming movie FORD v FERRARI, said to be out in France on November 13, 2019. A movie based on a true story telling the ruthless war between Ford and Ferrari at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and the ingenuity of an engineer, Carroll Shelby.
The movie stars – among others – Matt Damon (Suburbicon, Downsizing…), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle…), Caitriona Balfe (Outlander, Money Monster…), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, The Punisher, The Wolf of Wall Street…) and even Tracy Letts (Lady Bird, Pentagon Papers…) as Henry Ford II, manager of the very eponymous team. The film promises some great actions!
Based on true events, the movie follows an eccentric team of American engineers led by visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver Ken Miles who are sent by Henry Ford II to build from scratch a new car that has to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans 1966.
Ford V Ferrari is a racing movie but unlike the other movies of the same kind, it's based on a fascinating story supported by very charismatic actors such as Matt Damon and Christian Bale. We obviously find the battle between the two caar leaders, Ford and Ferrari, to win Le Mans as well as Caroll Shelby and Ken Miles' troubles with Ford to create the car of their dreams.
Ken Miles is an extradordinary drivers but unfortunately, he has a bad attitude that will get him in trouble with the directors of the Ford Company.
Filmmaker James Mangold clearly explains in the press conference we attented (see video) that he wanted to make an action movie that is first and foremost for adults with a story that captivates them from the very beginning to the very last minute of the movie, and it's clearly a success.
The car is here an accessory that will obvioulsy delight diehard fans but you don't have to know a lot about car to enjoy the story and be caught in it.
In other words, Ford v Ferrari is a fascinating movie with actors taking it to another lever, the whole with car racing in the background.
From 13 November 2019 to 20 November 2019