Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Christian Bale gears up for Michael Mann's Enzo Ferrari biopic

1.gif

If there’s one thing Christian Bale knows, it's playing secretive multimillionaire businessmen that like to build beautiful speed machines while hiding away in the dark. 

So then, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood has come a-knocking to sign him up to play the lead in the long-awaited Enzo Ferrari biopic. 

Deadline reports that the Welsh actor, famed for his gravel-throated Batman and that on-set flip-out, is to channel the world-famous Italian car magnate in Ferrari, which is scheduled to start shooting next summer. Led by director Michael Mann, it’ll see the two re-join forces seven years since the two created gritty gangster flick Public Enemies.

Widely known by his nickname ‘Il Commendatore’, Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena in 1898, and devoted his 90 years of life to designing, building and racing sports cars. After becoming a champion race driver for Alfa Romeo, and an emotional breakdown, Enzo founded the Scuderia Ferrari team. With them, he would soon become a circuit sensation, earning eight victories in 22 competitions. But after the death of his son, Dino, and the break-up of his marriage, Enzo would become a recluse in his own factory, working 24/7 on his cars and wearing sunglasses non-stop in honour to his son.

Sure, this perfectly-suited role for Bale seems an age off, but rest assured that you’ve got some primo Bale primed for the big screen between now and then, with Terrance Malik's Knight of Cups, as well as the Andy Serkis-led Jungle Book reimagining to look forward to.

Much like old Enzo, he's showing no signs of slowing down. 

[Images: Rex]

Related

Fass.jpg

Michael Fassbender stars in the first trailer for Jobs

batmobile1.jpg

Batmobile takes up residency at London supercar showroom

car2.jpg

The most valuable car collection ever auctioned is stunning

More

There is only *one* good way to watch films - alone

Stop pretending like movies are a social occasion

by Gary Ogden
21 Aug 2017

This new Netflix documentary is quickly becoming a must-watch

It's like nothing you've ever seen before

by Tom Victor
18 Aug 2017

Seth Rogen spills 'Superbad' secrets to celebrate its 10th birthday

Wait... you changed your name to... McLovin?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

The best ever uses of songs in movies - as chosen by Reddit

What's your pick?

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

Samuel L Jackson: "If Donald Trump broke into my house, I'd shoot him"

We chat to the movie legend about hentai, yachting and killing the President

by Andrew Dickens
16 Aug 2017

Six possible posters for the upcoming Nigel Farage movie

How and why is this actually happening?

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

The 25 scariest movies on Netflix right now

Stream if you dare

15 Aug 2017

Ryan Reynolds reveals the best prank he's ever pulled

It's classic dad joke stuff

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

Why 'Undisputed' is the best action movie franchise you've never seen

As an action fan, you owe it yourself to watch these movies

by Gary Ogden
11 Aug 2017

Watch the terrifying trailer for Jennifer Lawrence's 'Mother!'

It's the creepy new film from the director of Black Swan

by Gary Ogden
08 Aug 2017