If you’re seeking a cinematic experience to put you into top gear then you’ll find it with Ford v Ferrari, the ambitious new film from director James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) which chronicles the epic battle on the race track of the 1966 24 Hour of Le Mans trace where two great automobile companies would battle it out to be number one.
The new trailer is one hell of a rush, and it really puts audiences right up into the action:
Here’s the full synopsis:
Based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born 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.
Following his critically lauded work on Logan, director James Mangold brings an amazing scope and energy to Ford v Ferrari and captures the underdog spirit of a pair of mavericks in the form of British race car driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) and legendary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) who together would go on to create the famed Ford GT40 and take on Ferrari head to head on the track of the famed Le Mans race.
Packed out with an incredible level of style, Mangold puts his audiences right into the center of the racing action alongside Bale, and has relied on shooting everything in camera here. That’s right, nothing has been left to CGI, and this focus on real cars and real stunts will certainly get your adrenal gland going.
Mangold’s new film has a great sense of history here as well, and he’ll offer audiences a first hand insight into how Miles and Shelby would go onto create the GT40, and pit it up against the best in one of the most hard fought races ever seen in the history of the world. It doesn’t get much bigger than the 1966 Le Mans race, and audiences will be buzzing here.
Get ready to witness something incredible when Ford v Ferrari arrives in cinemas on November 14.