SILVER GHOST is bringing in Asif Kapadia to direct the real life story following the creation of the infamous vehicle. Martin Scorsese’s Silkelia Productions and Zuma Productions will co-produce the film.
The film tells the story of the iconic car, born out of an extraordinary odd couple relationship between Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce.
The project was brought to Scorsese by the late Richard Attenborough. Producer Anthony Haas says, “When Richard Attenborough was asked how he would like to be remembered, he replied ‘as a storyteller.’ … Asif also knows how to tell a deeply personal and epic story and Silver ghost is an amazing untold tale of the highs and lows of what makes us human.”
Kapadia previously directed Senna, a documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. Kapadia also helmed last year’s acclaimed documentary Amy following the life of late singer Amy Winehouse.
Emily J | Staff Writer