Following House of Gucci, Adam Driver is hoping that another film about a famous Italian family brand will drive him into the awards season. Michael Mann’s Ferrari has dropped a new trailer featuring Driver as Enzo Ferrari, the Italian sports car entrepreneur. Penelope Cruz stars as his wife Laura Ferrari and Shailene Woodley as his mistress Lina Lardi. The film is set to have its world premiere soon in Venice, followed by its stateside premiere at New York Film Festival.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Ferrari” is set during the summer of 1957. Ex-race car driver, Ferrari, is in crisis. Bankruptcy stalks the company he and his wife, Laura, built from nothing 10 years earlier. Their tempestuous marriage struggles with the mourning for one son and the acknowledgment of another. He decides to counter his losses by rolling the dice on one race – 1,000 miles across Italy, the iconic Mille Miglia.
Also in the cast are Sarah Gadon, Jack O’Connell, and Patrick Dempsey also star. Troy Kennedy Martin wrote the script adapted from Brock Yates’ book. Most of the film was shot in Italy where the Mille Miglia race actually occurred. Pretty cool.
Ferrari will open in theaters on Christmas Day.