Ford v Ferrari – featuring Academy Award-winner and nominee Christian Bale and Matt Damon, will race into cinemas across the Middle East on 28th November 2019.
Based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale). Together they battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Ford v Ferrari by 20th Century Fox had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, and received positive reviews from critics who lauded the performances and racing sequences. The movie is presently sitting at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
With standout performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale, this story makes for one of the most electrifying films of the year.
Watch the trailer of Ford v Ferrari 2019:
Here’s what you should know about The Ford V Ferrari movie:
Massive Budgets and Authenticity:
Action movies in Hollywood are known to have big investments to carry out action-packed sequences. Films such as Rush (2013) had some amazing racing sequences in it, with a budget of mere $35M, but Ford v Ferrari reaped the treasure chests of Fox before it was handed over to Disney and has a massive $100M budget. With such a big investment, audiences are in for a visual spectacle.
Did you know: Despite a majority of the film being shot in various locations in the US, including California and New Orleans, the racing sequences were shot on location at Le Mans – with the intent to capture and deliver a true essence of such an important moment in sporting history.
Ford v Ferrari is James Mangold’s latest film after the highly successful Logan (2017), which broke genre barriers and managed to get him nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Mangold directs Matt Damon and Christian Bale in this high-speed biographical drama that pits an underdog team of American automotive engineers against Ferrari in the 1966 “24 Hours of Le Mans” endurance race. Ford v Ferrari will be Jim Mangold’s debut directing a film about racing, or even cars for that matter of fact.
After an initial run of low-budget films—including Girl, Interrupted (1999) and Cop Land (1997), Mangold’s movies have progressively marched toward bigger-ticket works. However, regardless of the movie budget, Mangold has always stayed pure to character-driven dramas such as: Walk the Line (2005), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Knight and Day (2010) and The Wolverine series.
On the basis of the trailer, it appears that Mangold will be sticking with the core motorsport fans on this one – telling the story which deserves to be told on the big screen, rather than making this a major mainstream film (just for the popcorn entertainment).
Who are the other characters alongside Shelby-Miles?
The film also stars Jon Bernthal as Lee Iacocca. Bernthal is a highly underrated Harvard educated actor who has starred in films such as Wind River (2017), Widows (2018) and the popular Netflix show The Punisher.
Tracy Letts plays Henry Ford II himself. The actor has several major Hollywood credits under his belt, with movies such as Lady Bird (2017), The Big Short (2015) and The Post (2017). He has also received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and multiple Tony Awards in his career.
Here’s a special look of Ford V Ferrari 2019:
According to BoxOfficePro, Ford V Ferrari starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon is currently in the range of $25-35 million which would place it in a good riding for potential opening in the top spot for that weekend.
The combined star appeal of Matt Damon and Christian Bale is a major driver behind this biopic, as is the success of director James Mangold. With potential appeal to both men and women, car enthusiasts and racing fanatics, advertisers are guaranteed to target diverse audiences with this movie.
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Sources: BoxOfficePro, DriveTribe and The Numbers.