Noomi Rapace Joins Christian Bale in Michael Mann’s Ferrari Pic

Michael Mann’s Ferrari biopic, Enzo Ferrari, is adding some more talent alongside Christian Bale in the title role. Noomi Rapace, the original Lisbeth Salander, has signed on to play Ferrari’s wife, Laura Dominica, according to the report in The Wrap.

The film is based on the book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, The Cars, The Races, The Machine, penned by Brock Yates. It has long been a passion project for Michael Mann. The book and the film will not be a straight biopic, but will focus on a major tragedy in Enzo Ferarri’s life and career when one of his cars crashed in the middle of a race and killed five children and four adults.

Noomi Rapace is a fascinating, blossoming actress. After her role in the original Swedish adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s Girl trilogy, she was one of the very few bright spots in Prometheus, and absolutely shined in the criminally underrated crime drama, The Drop.


It will be nice to see Michael Mann’s Ferrari passion on the screen, as his last few films have been decidedly lacking in that department. Blackhat was muddled and unsure, and Public Enemies had a few bright spots but was overall too clinical and handcuffed by details to be anything special. Mann also contributed to the screenplay for Enzo Ferrari, so I’ll stay optimistic for now.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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