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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:04 am
Put down your helmets and grab some popcorn. There's a bunch of racing movies coming...

First up is "The Art of Racing in the Rain" from Garth Stein's best-selling book. Produced by Patrick Dempsey from 20th Century Fox. Now in post-production for Summer 2019 release. Voice of Enzo the dog played by Kevin Costner (really).

Next up is the big one -- "Ford v. Ferrari." The story of Ford's epic 1967 Le Mans win stars Christian Bale as Ken Miles, Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby, Tracey Letts as Henry Ford II, Remo Girone as Enzo Ferrari, and Ford GT Mk IV (and Spec Racer) designer Roy Lunn will be played by JJ Feild. June 28, 2019 release date. That's a weekend reserved for summer blockbusters.

Want more Enzos? Coming right up.

"Ferrari" is reportedly in production starring Hugh Jackman in the title role and set in 1957.

And the Enzos just keep coming...

A "Lamborghini" biopic is in pre-production. I don't recognize the title role actor but the role of Enzo himself as a rival is reportedly set for Alec Baldwin.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:45 am
I forgot to include a cast member in "Ford v. Ferrari." It's Alex Gurney. Guess who he plays?

No word on whether or not Larry Foyt was cast. In fact, I can't find any credit for who plays A.J.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:31 pm
That's cool. I just finished reading "Go Like Hell" by AJ Baime. Recalls the story of Henry Ford II quest to beat Ferrari at Le Mans after Enzo rebuffed Fords buy out offer.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Just saw "Art of Racing in the Rain" and after seeing such horrors as DRIVEN I think it's safe to say this film is so much better than I expected. Some fun stuff for BMW fans I wasn't expecting and the story has been simplified a bit from the book version in ways that I think are superior. If anything the plot hangs together much more believably and works so much better on the big screen than I thought it would.

Looking forward to Ford v Ferrari... I hope the wait is worth it because they've started advertising for it really far in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:16 pm
I saw it too. Don't expect as much racing as in the book. They cut it back to probably keep the budget in line. This one had a $20 million budget, "Rush" was north $60 million (and still came up short in the racing sequences).

They also cut out a plot line from the book. (The rape accusation)

That said, still a solid movie that's faithful to the spirit of the book. Please prepare to suspend your disbelief that a thirty-something IMSA driver would ever get within five miles of Maranello, much less drive for Ferrari in F!.

Disney was smart for running a "Ford v. Ferrari" trailer with this. That's the Big One. Can't wait.

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