Matt Damon will play Carroll Shelby in the movie “24 Hours of Le Mans”

Matt Damon will play Carroll Shelby in the movie “24 Hours of Le Mans”

June 28, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Actor Matt Damon will play Carroll Shelby in the film about the opposition of Ferrari and Ford in the race “24 Hours of Le Mans”, and the role of engineer Ken Miles, who worked on racing cars together with the legendary American designer, will get Christian Bale. This is reported by Variety.

The director of the film will be James Mangold, who previously shot Logan, and the script will be taken by Jez and John Henry Butterworthy, who previously worked on a fantastic action film “The Face of the Future”.

The plot of the film will unfold around the events that occurred in 1966. Then a group of engineers led by Shelby and Miles built a racing Ford GT40 – a car that was supposed to beat the Ferrari supercar at the 24-hour Le Mans marathon. At this race, the cars of the American brand took the first three places, and the best result of the Italians was only the eighth place.

The film will be released on June 28, 2019.

Previously, also appeared a documentary film “Ferrari: A race to immortality.” He talks about the events of the 1950s, when the Italian brand first took part in the Formula-1. Also in the tape are stories of the pilots Alfonso de Portago, Luigi Musso, Peter Collins, Mike Hawthorne, and their relationship with Enzo Ferrari.

In 2014, it became known about the filming of the film about Enzo Ferrari. The plot will be based on the autobiographical book “Ferrari 80”, written by the founder of the Italian company in 1981. It is expected that the main role in the film will be performed by Robert de Niro.