Michael Mann has had a good year. His last film, Blackhat, was released seven years ago, but he isn't hurting for the work. Earlier this year, Mann unveiled HBO Max's Tokyo Vice, which was renewed for a second season, and we're only days away from the release of his first novel, Heat 2, which he co-authored with Meg Gardiner and intends to direct at some point.
Mann is working on his latest project, Ferrari, which has a stellar cast. Sarah Gadon, Patrick Dempsey, and Jack O'Connell have all been cast in the film.
According to Deadline, O'Connell has been signed on to play Peter Collins, the late British race car driver, while Dempsey will play as Piero Taruffi, a fellow race car driver. Additionally, Gadon has been signed on to the role of Linda Christian, a film actress.
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Ferrari (Driver), an ex-race car driver, is in a financial and emotional crisis in 1957. His marriage with his wife (Woodley) is marred by the passing of one child and a difficult relationship with the other. In the midst of these hardships, Ferrari decides to go against the odds and stake his bets on the famous Mille Miglia, which will travel 1,000 kilometers across Italy.
Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine, based on Brock Yates' 1991 book, Mann co-wrote the script with Troy Kennedy Martin, and he'll direct with P.J. van Sandwijk, John Friedberg, Lars Sylvest, Thorsten Schumacher, and Gareth West, as we get closer to the film's long-awaited production date.
Ferrari hasn't announced a release date, but it's expected to be released sometime next year. On the Today Show, Mann discusses the creation of Heat.