Newswire: Michael Mann to direct Enzo Ferrari biopic

Because why walk out in 30 seconds flat if you can go from zero to 124 mph in 8.4 seconds behind the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GTB, Variety reports that Michael Mann is in the final stages of developing a biopic based on the life of Italian automotive baron Enzo Ferrari. Mann has reportedly combined two scripts, one written by The Italian Job‘s Troy Kennedy Martin and the other by Out Of Africa‘s David Rayfield, to create his story.

The biopic comes from L.A.-based production company Cecchi Gori Media, which also recently produced Martin Scorsese’s Silence. The film has been in the works since at least 2004, when Sydney Pollack was attached to direct the movie with Al Pacino as the star. After Pollack’s death in 2008, Cecchi Gori went looking for backers, teasing the involvement of a “well-known U.S. director …

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