‘Ferrari’ Trailer: Adam Driver Speeds Through Italy in Michael Mann’s Biopic

Adam Driver is nearly unrecognizable in the first trailer for Michael Mann’s upcoming biopic “Ferrari,” where he suits up to play Italian sports car entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari. Driver stars alongside Penelope Cruz as Ferrari’s wife Laura Ferrari and Shailene Woodley as his mistress Lina Lardi. “Ferrari” will premiere at Venice Film Festival this year and is looking for a U.S. distributor.

Also starring in the film is Patrick Dempsey as fellow racecar driver Piero Taruffi, Jack O’Connell as racer Peter Collins, Sarah Gadon as Linda Christian and Gabriel Leone as driver Alfonso de Portago.

“Ferrari” is set in 1957, prior to the infamous Mille Miglia race during which de Portago’s Ferrari racecar blew a tire and he and nine spectators died in a crash. Ferrari himself and the tire manufacturer were charged with manslaughter, but the case was later dismissed.

Most of the film was shot in Brescia, Italy, where the real Mille Miglia race took place.

As the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes rage on, Mann is proud that his film has no ties to the major studios. The director told Variety in an August cover story, “The origins of the movie and the content of the screenplay and the movie that you saw do not fit into the kind of film that would be embraced by the conventional studio system. It’s truly appropriate that it is an independent film being distributed by Neon, a very independent distributor.”

The “Ferrari” screenplay was adapted by Mann and the late Troy Kennedy-Martin from Brock Yate’s 1991 biography “Enzo Ferrari — The Man, The Cars, The Races, The Machine.”

Watch the trailer below.

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