Ford v. Ferrari

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Ford v. Ferrari
Directed byJames Mangold
Produced by
Written by
Based onGo Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans
by A.J. Baime
CinematographyPhedon Papamichael
Edited byMichael McCusker
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • June 28, 2019 (2019-06-28) (US)
CountryUnited States
Budget$100 million[1]

Ford v. Ferrari is an upcoming action biographical drama film directed by James Mangold. It stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon while Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, and Noah Jupe have been signed in supporting roles.[2] The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.

It is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2019, by 20th Century Fox.



A movie based on the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari for the dominance at Le Mans endurance race has been in works at 20th Century Fox. Initially it was going to star Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt from an original screenplay by Jason Keller, but the project fell apart after a script was drafted by writers Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth.[3][4] On February 5, 2018, it was announced that James Mangold has been brought on board to direct a movie about the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari leading up to 1966 Le Mans race based on the previous script by Jason Keller, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth.[5][6] Later on Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal and Noah Jupe joined the cast in supporting roles.[7][8] In July 2018, Jack McMullen was cast in the film to play one of Miles' key British mechanics, and Tracy Letts also joined to play Henry Ford II, along with Joe Williamson.[9][10][11] In August 2018, JJ Feild was cast in the film to play the automotive engineer, Roy Lunn, the head of Ford Advanced vehicles in England and the right-hand man to Henry Ford II.[12]


Filming began on July 30, 2018 on different locations in California, New Orleans, Atlanta, Savannah, Statesboro, GA and Le Mans, France.[13]


It is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2019 by 20th Century Fox.[14]


  1. ^ Film and Television Tax Credit Program Program 2.0 (Report). Variety. p. 9. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe, 'Quiet Place' Breakout Noah Jupe Join Ford vs. Ferrari Movie". Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "Brad Pitt Courted to Join Tom Cruise in 'Go Like Hell' (Exclusive)". Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (October 23, 2013). "Tom Cruise circles Go Like Hell". Variety.
  5. ^ "Ford v. Ferrari". IMDB.
  6. ^ "James Mangold to Direct Ford vs. Ferrari Film as 'Logan' Follow-Up". Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe, 'Quiet Place' Breakout Noah Jupe Join Ford vs. Ferrari Movie". Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Jon Bernthal In Talks To Play Lee Iacocca In 'Ford V Ferrari'". Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (July 20, 2018). "'Brotherhood' & 'The Souvenir' Actor Jack McMullen Joins James Mangold's Ford Vs Ferrari Pic". Deadline. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (July 23, 2018). "Tracy Letts To Play Henry Ford II In James Mangold's Ford Vs. Ferrari Pic". Deadline. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  11. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (July 25, 2018). "'Here And Now' Actor Joe Williamson Joins Fox's Ford Vs. Ferrari Pic, Signs With Abrams Artists Agency". Deadline. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (August 2, 2018). "James Mangold's Untitled Ford/Ferrari Pic Adds JJ Feild; Elizabeth Mitchell Joins 'Welcome to Pine Grove!'". Deadline. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  13. ^ Karthik Prasad, R.A (July 9, 2018). "Untitled Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Working Title, Filming Start Date, Location Revealed". Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  14. ^ Haring, Bruce (June 23, 2018). "20th Century Fox Sets Dates For Untitled James Mangold Ferrari Project, Kenneth Branagh's 'Death On The Nile'". Deadline. Retrieved August 8, 2018.

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