Christian Bale is teaming up with Michael Mann to portray Enzo Ferrari for Mann’s upcoming biopic, Ferrari.
According to the report in Deadline, Bale will play the Italian car designer and Mann, who has been circling this project for more than a decade, a project that once was set for Sydney Pollock before his untimely passing, will finally begin shooting some time next summer. As the report in Deadline details, “The film takes place in 1957, a year where passion, failure, success and death and life all collided. Several actresses circling the female lead as a love story is a big part of the picture.”
Ferrari will mark the second teaming between Bale and Mann, who first worked together in the uneven but stylish Public Enemies in 2009. Mann has been struggling to find the magic from his earlier work as of late, with this year’s Blackhat missing the mark entirely. Having Bale on board for Ferrari should help improve his odds.