Michael Mann’s racing drama Ferrari finally resolved its distribution problems in July after it was acquired by Neon, after the collapse of its former US distributor STX Entertainment. It will be released in theaters this Christmas. It has also been confirmed that Sky Cinema have picked up streaming rights for the UK after its theatrical release.
Enzo Ferrari was an Italian automotive engineer and founder of the renowned sports car manufacturer Ferrari. He had a significant impact on the world of motorsports and high-performance automobiles. Ferrari’s passion for racing led him to establish Scuderia Ferrari in 1929, a racing team that eventually evolved into the Ferrari brand. Throughout his life, Enzo Ferrari was known for his uncompromising dedication to performance, craftsmanship, and innovation in the realm of sports cars and racing.
Set in the 1950s Ferrari showcases Enzo’s troubles in his personal life and will look at the prestigious Mille Miglia race and Ferrari’s involvement. Focusing on the final run of the 1,000-mile open-road endurance race in 1957.
The race had to be stopped after Ferrari driver Alfonso de Portago’s tire blew causing an accident with tragic consequences.
Alongside Adam Driver is a star studded cast that includes Penelope Cruz as Enzo’s wife Laura. Shailene Woodley plays Enzo’s longtime mistress Lina Lardi, she is the mother of his son Piero, Piero Ferrari is currently vice chairman of Ferrari.
The official synopsis for the film reads, A biopic of automotive mogul Enzo Ferrari, whose family redefined the idea of the high-powered Italian sports car and practically spawned the concept of Formula One racing.
With the success of films such as Ford vs Ferrari, the much anticipated F1 movie from Apple TV & the recent release of Gran Turismo. The appetite for motorsport films is still strong and Ferrari should be no exception.
Ferrari will be in theaters from December 25 in the UK & US and will be available for streaming on Sky Cinema in the UK early 2024.