The next project after "Logan" for director James Mangold was to be a biographical drama about the abduction of Patricia Hirst, the granddaughter of media mogul William Randolph Hirst. However, Fox 2000 abruptly stopped working on the film after Hirst announced that the movie bosses were intent on filming a twisted version of her story.|
Mangold did not sit idle for a long time: the Variety portal reports that the director, who, after being nominated for an Oscar, began to enjoy even greater demand, has already found a replacement for the project about Patty Hirst. Mangold agreed to lead the filming of a film about the confrontation between Ford and Ferrari.
Written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow), the film features an eccentric and dedicated team of engineers and designers led by automotive designer Carroll Shelby and British racer Ken Miles. Henry Ford II commissioned them to create a new car that could finally wipe its nose at Ferrari rivals at the famous 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is reported that Mangold is going to invite Christian Bale and Matt Damon to the main roles. Earlier in the film about the confrontation between the empires of Ford and Enzo Ferrari wanted to play Tom Cruise, but this idea was never destined to come true.
Mangold has several potential projects in his stock, and it is not yet clear which one will be the first to leave the preproduction stage. So, the filmmaker is listed as the director of the crime thriller The Force, a film adaptation of a book about an imaginary giant cat and an English-language remake of The Bodyguard. But the spin-off "Logan" about the mutant girl Laura, according to insiders, is still sent to the shelf.
The Topic of Article: Ford vs Ferrari confrontation gains momentum.