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3 June 2019

Batman and Jason Bourne take on Ferrari and Le Mans

By Iain KellyIain Kelly

More often than not movies about cars and racing get panned both by mainstream audiences who find the subject boring, and by car enthusiasts who decry errors and a lack of realism to their beloved sport. But, when a racing film comes out it has the ability to knock everyone’s socks off as did 2014’s Rush.

Now, another movie looks to join Rush as an all-time great flick with Ford v Ferrari retelling one of the 20th Century’s greatest sporting battles. After being snubbed while trying to buy the famous Italian sports car manufacturer, Henry Ford II famously declared war on Ferrari and this new film tells the tale of how the blue oval developed the GT40 to take on the V12 Europeans at the most prestigious race in the world: the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Matt Damon plays Texan racing legend Carroll Shelby, who played an integral role in making Ford’s greatest car a winner, while Christian Bale is Ken Miles. Without Miles it is arguable that the GT40 wouldn’t have won a race as the ferocious driver and engineer spent countless hours building the V8 GT into a winner. Other notable actors include The Punisher’s John Bernthal as Lee Iacocca, the father of the Mustang and another integral persona in the Ford mix.

The movie is slated to be released in November, and the first trailer looks like it has all the goods to be a critical and commercial success!

Are you looking forward to the forward to the movie? Let us know in the comments.