The story of Italy's Raging Bull hits the silver screen.
And since car-related biographical films are all the rage, someone is making a film about the feud between Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari. The announcement of this film follows hot on the heels of a movie dedicated to the life of Enzo Ferrari.
Now, decades after the two men died, Ferrari and Lamborghini are going to war again, only this time at the box office.
Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend will star Frank Grillo as Ferruccio Lamborghini, though a younger version of the legendary founder of the brand has also been cast. Romano Reggiani will play the more junior Ferruccio, and Enzo Ferrari will be played by Gabriel Byrne. Byrne is best known for his portrayal of Dean Keaton in The Usual Suspects.
The story will chronicle the life of Ferruccio, Lamborghini's founding, and its famous rivalry with Ferrari. As the story goes, Ferruccio decided to start Lamborghini after being unhappy with his Ferrari. Lamborghini already owned a successful tractor-building business, which still exists to this day, but no longer belongs to the supercar maker.
In any case, Ferruccio complained about his Ferrari to Ferrari, and Enzo was famously annoyed by his customers. In his mind, road cars were a means to an end. And that end was to fund Ferrari's Le Mans and F1 efforts.
As you can imagine, Ferruccio's complaint did not go down well. Enzo likely responded with an emphatic "vaffanculo" and not the more civil response depicted in the trailer.
As a brief aside, the film was initially supposed to feature Alec Baldwin in the role of Enzo, though after an on-set fatality on Baldwin's Rust film, Byrne was cast. Antonio Banderas was to play Lamborghini initially but couldn't due to "scheduling conflicts."
Lionsgate provided a brief storyline synopsis for the film, which is spoiler-free. The film, beginning in post-war Italy, will explore not just the rivalry between Lamborghini and Ferrari but Ferruccio's personal life, which was full of romance and tragedy.
We're curious to see how this biopic pans out. Following the success of Ford vs. Ferrari, it's clear the entertainment industry is turning at least some of its attention to the more exciting bits of automotive history. Keanu Reeves recently wrapped up a documentary about the Brawn F1 team's spectacular 2010 season, and Brad Pitt is working with Lewis Hamilton to film the most accurate F1 film to date.
This is undoubtedly one of them, and seeing it on the screen will surely be entertaining. The film is set to premiere on November 18, 2022.