Christian Bale Set To Play Enzo In Michael Mann’s “Ferrari” Biopic


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is set to play Italian supercar founder Enzo Ferrari in director ’s long-awaited biopic FERRARI. is on board to produce for .

The long-idling project, which Mann has been trying to get in gear for nearly fifteen years, is the amazing story of Italian entrepreneur and famed race car driver Enzo Ferrari, who rose from poverty and hardship to become a 14-time champion of the Le Mans endurance race and namesake of the world’s most admired automobile.

Bale, who is best known for his role as Batman in Chrstopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, has had a successful track record when it comes to playing real-world figures: he was nominated for an Academy Award for his turn as con artist Irving Rosenfeld in David O. Russell’s American Hustle, and won the Oscar for playing drug-addicted boxer Dicky Eklund in Russell’s The Fighter. Bale is currently assuming the identity of famed hedge fund manager Michael Burry in director Adam McKay’s adaptation of The Big Short.

If for no other reason, producing Ferrari will see some of the final work by legendary screenwriters (Three Days of the Condor) and Troy Kennedy-Martin (The Italian Job) come to the big screen, both of whom passed away in recent years.

Bale is repped by .


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This story was first reported by Deadline.


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