‘Race For Glory: Audi Vs. Lancia’ Trailer: Daniel Brühl And Riccardo Scamarcio Star In High-Octane Racing Drama

Ferrari who? While Michael Mann’s upcoming auto drama has gotten the driver’s share of attention, there’s another that is starting to pick up speed. Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia is based on the adrenaline-fueled rivalry between Audi and Lancia during the 1983 Rally World Championship.

Riccardo Scamarcio (A Haunting in Venice) stars as Italy’s Lancia team manager Cesare Fiorio, who was considered to be in a real-life David vs. Goliath battle against Germany’s formidable Audi racing team at the 1983 Rally World Championship.

Also in the Race for Glory cast are Daniel Brühl as the legendary Roland Gumpert, the German engineer and Apollo Automobil founder who also led Audi to multiple rally championships. The film also features Volker Bruch as German racer Walter Röhrl who was convinced by Fiorio to race for Lancia against Germany’s top champion driver.

This is familiar ground for Brühl. He found himself behind the wheel in Ron Howard’s acclaimed, high-octane drama Rush, playing racer Niki Lauda.

Italian filmmaker Stefano Mordini directed and co-wrote the script alongside Scamarcia and Filippo Bologna. Scamarcia is also one of the film’s producers, showing his level of commitment to the project.

Here is the official synopsis: Feel the thrill of the road with this action-packed sports drama inspired by true events. Daniel Brühl (The King’s Man) and Riccardo Scamarcio (A Haunting in Venice) star in a true David vs. Goliath story spotlighting the intense rivalry between Germany (Audi) and Italy (Lancia) at the 1983 Rally World Championships. Against all odds, Lancia battles to regain its former glory with an unbeatable combination of bold innovation and extraordinary courage.

Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia will be available in theaters, on demand and digital January 5th, 2024.

Travis Hopson
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