Hugh Jackman is one of the most multilayered performers in modern Hollywood. His résumé includes a bevy of diverse films from playing Wolverine in the X-Men films to P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Up next, the actor is reportedly circling a starring role in the upcoming Enzo Ferrari biopic.
From Public Enemies director Michael Mann, the film is on track to begin production in the spring of 2021. Mann, alongside Enzo Ferrari himself, reworked the script originally written by the late Troy Kennedy Martin (The Italian Job).
The film will reportedly focus on the summer of 1957. Settling into a life of comfort with he and his wife Laura’s car company reaching legendary status, the couple begins losing money. Additionally, their lives are turned upside down following the death of their son Dino and the emergence of 12-year-old Piero, Ferrari’s son from an affair. Furthermore, the film will lead to the famous, history-making Mille Miglia race. The 1,000-mile course is designed to be dangerous and push its participants to the brink of insanity.
Mann expressed his love for storytelling and excitement to work with Ferrari in the upcoming project.
“The real power of this piece is in the emotionally charged lives of these people in complex, extreme circumstances. In addition, there is the explosive power and lethal beauty of racing. It has a great drama at its core and that’s why Ferrari stayed with me.”
Jackman last appeared in The Missing Link and HBO’s Bad Education. Moreover, the performer presented a worldwide concert tour dubbed The Man. The Music. The Show. Up next, Jackman will star as Harold Hill in The Music Man on Broadway.
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