Hugh Jackman lining up to play Enzo Ferrari for Michael Mann biopic

Jun 26, 2020 510

Hugh Jackman is edging closer to playing automotive icon Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic being made by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann. According to Deadline, the Heat director's long-in-gestation passion project will be pitched at this year's Cannes Film Festival, taking place virtually this year, where it will be seeking distributors.

Cameras on Ferrari are set to roll in the spring of 2021. Mann has been working on it for more than two decades, basing the drama on biography Enzo Ferrari – The Man And The Machine by Brock Yates, first published in 1992. Mann told Deadline: “The real power of this piece is in the emotionally charged lives of these people in complex, extreme circumstances.

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