Adam Driver Is Heading Back to Italy to Play a Car Scion in the New Movie “Ferrari”

Lorenzo Sisti

Adam Driver is once again playing the scion at the center of a very famous Italian family whose name has become synonymous with a luxury brand. No, it’s not a “House of Gucci” sequel. Driver is playing Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s upcoming movie titled simply “Ferrari.” The production is currently filming in Modena, Italy, and on Oct. 7, they released two first-look photos of Driver on set.

“Ferrari” is set in 1957 when Enzo, a former race-car driver, and his wife, Laura (Penélope Cruz), are at a moment of crisis. The company they started, Ferrari, is on the edge of bankruptcy, and their marriage is struggling. Enzo, who started Ferrari as solely a racing business before it began selling cars, decides to take a big swing in the 1957 Mille Miglia race. The famed race is close to a thousand miles long and marks a round trip between Rome and Brescia.

Nowadays, Ferrari continues to sell cars and, of course, run a racing business. The team competes competitively in Formula 1, though they haven’t won a title since the mid 2000s. As interest in the sport has grown, quite a few F1-related projects have been greenlit in recent years. In addition to “Ferrari,” Netflix has the “Drive to Survive” reality series following current drivers, and Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton – arguably the most successful F1 driver of all time – are working on a film about the sport for Apple. There was also 2019’s “Ford v. Ferrari,” which was about Ford’s quest to beat Ferrari in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Since the film is currently shooting, it’s not expected until next year, but here’s what we know so far about “Ferrari.”

“Ferrari” Cast

In addition to Driver and Cruz, the film also stars Shailene Woodley as Lina Lardi, Patrick Dempsey as driver Piero Taruffi, Jack O’Connell as driver Peter Collins, Sarah Gadon as Linda Christian, and Gabriel Leone as Fon De Portago.

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