Re-live the Thrill Behind Le Mans 1966 in 20th Century Fox's "FORD v FERRARI"
Unravel why Le Mans 1966 is one of the greatest stories never told in this film directed by acclaimed filmmaker, James Mangold, starring Academy Award®-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale
In the racing world, one of the greatest David vs. Goliath moments was during the Le Mans ’66 where American automobile maker, Ford, competed and triumphed against the leading Italian race car brand, Ferrari. The rest was history – a story that is now revving up to hit the big screen.
Based on true events, FORD v FERRARI follows the story of the trailblazers behind the legendary victory – the visionary American car designer, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), and the fearless British driver, Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who built a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and took on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari.
Steering the wheel is Oscar®-nominated director James Mangold who pulls audiences into the fast-paced, exhilarating world of race cars, zooming in on the craft that goes into each mean machine down to the death-defying sport itself.
“I love cars, I love the gear, but I find the world, the pursuit of perfection, fascinating. I think it’s a great allegory for almost anything in life and I love the sense of speed and the danger of it all,” said James Mangold. “It moves you to think about these daredevils and innovators at the edge of technology, before there were computers, even calculators. They would sketch and tinker and try it out, and learn just from trial and error.”
The film promises some of the most visceral racing sequences ever committed to film, capturing the intensity and the danger on the tracks.
FORD v FERRARI