I went to see Ad Astra on the weekend, but of more importance was the trailer for Ford v Ferrari due for release in November this year. Ad Astra? yea, not bad, not good.
I’ve taken the following article from Wikipedia. The last ‘motorsport’ movie I saw was Senna and I’m expecting to enjoy this as much if not more.
I’ve left all the links embedded in the story – primarily to provide as much detail as possible. Don’t miss this struggle of two motoring goliaths. I’m expecting Ford v Ferrari to be the number 1 movie this year, at least for motoring enthusiasts.
“Ford v Ferrari is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by James Mangold and written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller. It stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale, while Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon appear in supporting roles.
The plot follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building the Ford GT40, a new racing car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari racing team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.
Early stages of the film featured Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the starring roles, but that rendition eventually fell through. Mangold was then hired in February 2018, and Damon, Bale and the rest of the cast joined that summer. Filming began in July 2018 in California and lasted a little over two months.
Ford v Ferrari had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on November 15, 2019, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics, who lauded the performances and racing sequences.”