“What’s it take? “It takes somethin’ money can’t buy.” 20th Century Fox has debuted the first trailer for the new racing historical thriller Ford v. Ferrari, the next film from James Mangold (who last brought us the kick ass Logan in 2017). The film has gone under a few other working titles, including Go Like Hell, but it’s officially titled Ford v. Ferrari and hits theaters in November. The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles, who are sent by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. Starring Matt Damon as Shelby, Christian Bale as Miles, with Tracy Letts as Henry Ford II, plus an ensemble cast including Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, JJ Feild, Ray McKinnon, and Remo Girone as Enzo Ferrari. This looks fantastic! Strap in.
Here’s the first official trailer (+ poster) for James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari, direct from facebook
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Ford v. Ferrari, the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Ford v. Ferrari is directed by American filmmaker James Mangold (follow on Twitter @mang0ld), director of the films Girl, Interrupted, Kate & Leopold, Identity, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day, The Wolverine, and Logan previously The screenplay is written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller, and James Mangold. Produced by Peter Chernin, James Mangold, and Jenno Topping. 20th Century Fox will release Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari in theaters everywhere starting on November 15th this fall. First impression? Look good?