The film Ferrari scheduled for 2023 will tell the story of former driver Enzo Ferrari. Actor Gabriel Leone starred and director Michael Mann played pilot Alfonso de Portago.
According to the website Deadline, the main role was played by Adam Driver and the cast also includes Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley. The film is by Troy Kennedy Martin, based on the book by Brock Yates, Enzo Ferrari – The Mand and the Machine.
The film will take place in the summer of 1957, when the former car driver Enzo Ferrari (Adam’s Driver) is in trouble. Bankruptcy plagues the company he and his wife Laura (Penélope Cruz) started from nothing ten years earlier, and their marriage suffers from the grief of a child.
In the plan, Ferrari mobilizes its team, beats the hostile press and creates strategies to dare to bet everything on the Mille Miglia race.
Portago, the figure played by the Brazilian, was one of five drivers representing the automaker in the Mille Miglia race in 1957. Ferrari also had Piero Taruffi, Wolfgang von Trips and Peter Collins in four sports cars. Olivier Gendebien drove the GT model.
In the original story, Leone’s character was involved in a fatal accident during the course, near the middle of the race. The Spaniard was afraid to participate in the race and had a tire blowout when he was in 3rd place. The accident caused the car to roll over and cause more deaths.
In addition to this production, Apple TV+ streaming is also developing a series about Enzo Ferrari, based on Luca Dal Monte’s book, Ferrari Rex.
Gabriel Leone is 28 years old and started his career as an actor in theater. However, it was in the Globo soap opera that he became famous.
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