20th Century Fox’s Ford v Ferrari looks at the real-life rivalry between Ford and Ferrari over dominance at the Le Mans endurance race, and how American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) put their own differences and personal demons aside to win the ultimate prize at the world’s most coveted race. The biographical film has gotten huge praise over at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and is expected to earn some nominations during awards season. So check out the new trailer for the film here below.
Of course, the building of the car and the racing aspects are the huge draws for the film, but Ford v Ferrari go deeper by taking a look at all the corporate interference and personal stories behind Shelby and Miles. While that will make for a well-rounded story, the trailer leans heavily on Damon and Bale’s performances, which tells us that they are gunning for acting awards. We’ll just have to wait and see if they can get the nominations, at least.
It’s also hard not to be impressed with all of the production design of the film, especially with all those classic car designs in the background. Let’s just hope it can all coalesce to a great biographical pic.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable 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.
Directed by James Mangold, who uses a script written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller, Ford v Ferrari opens in theaters on November 15, 2019.