Ferrari: Michael Mann’s Passion Project, Biopic of Motoring Icon, Starring Oscar Nominee Adam Driver and Oscar Winner Penelope Cruz

First Photos From Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’ Biopic

Shooting on location in Italy, the film about the motor icon also stars Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley and Patrick Dempsey.


Michael Mann’s upcoming Ferrari movie, in which Oscar nominee Adam Driver plays Italian motoring icon Enzo Ferrari, has released the first official photos of the actor in character.

Driver, on the set in Modena, Italy for the biopic shoot, appears as the sunglass-wearing founder of the Ferrari race car team and also in preparation for the infamous Mille Miglia race.

Set in 1957, Ferrari sees the race car maker facing bankruptcy and a tempestuous marriage with his wife Laura, who is played by Oscar winner Penelope Cruz.

Amid that crisis, Ferrari and his team of drivers roll the dice on one race–1,000 miles across Italy, in the Mille Miglia.

Woodley takes on the role of Lina Lardi, Enzo’s mistress, Patrick Dempsey is race car driver Piero Taruffi, Jack O’Connell is fellow car driver Peter Collins, while Sarah Gadon plays Linda Christian and Gabriel Leone the charismatic Fon De Portago.

Adam Driver is Enzo Ferrari in First Official Photos from Michael Mann’s 'Ferrari' Biopic
Adam Driver plays Enzo Ferrari preparing for the 1957 Mille Miglia race. COURTESY OF LORENZO SISTI

Mann is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Troy Kennedy Martin (The Italian Job).

The project adapts Brock Yates’ 1991 book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, The Cars, The Races, The Machine, which details the rise of the auto mogul.

Mann is producing the picture through his Moto Pictures, alongside P.J. van Sandwijk and John Lesher, as well as John Friedberg, Lars Sylvest, Thorsten Schumacher, Gareth West and Thomas Hayslip, along with Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi.

Ferrari will be released worldwide by STXfilms and its partners.