Neon has acquired the North American rights to Ferrari by Michael Mann for nationwide distribution on Christmas Day.
Sources state that the project was acquired amid competition that included other studios and streamers. Ferrari is about to debut at the Venice Film Festival in preparation for a possible awards season.
Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari, Penélope Cruz as Laura Ferrari Ferrari). Shailene Woodley, Jack O’Connell, Sarah Gadon, Patrick Dempsey and Gabrielle Leone also join the cast.
The synopsis of the movie is as follows: “ Ferrari takes place in the summer of Behind the spectacle and danger of 1950 Formula 1 racing, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. The company he and his wife Laura started from scratch ten years ago is facing bankruptcy. A turbulent marriage struggles with mourning for one of their sons. Ferrari has a hard time accepting approval from others. His drivers’ hunger for victory pushes them over the edge. He bets everything on one race, that The perilous 1, mile race across Italy, the iconic Mille Miglia.”
Mann according to Troy Kennedy Martin directed Ferrari ) Enzo Ferrari – Man and Machine from a screenplay written by Brock Yates book . Mann is a producer along with PJ van Sandwijk, John Lesher, Marie Savare, John Friedberg, Lars Sylvest, Thorsten Schumacher and Gareth West.
CAA Media Finance negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
Outside of Cannes, Neon won the Palme d’Or winner’s full film Anatomy of Autumn From Justine Triet, La Chimera by Alice Rohrwacher, Perfect Days by Wim Wenders, and Robot Dreams by Pablo Berger.