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    MATT DAMON WILL PLAY CARROLL SHELBY IN AN UPCOMING MOVIE ON FORD'S BATTLE AGAINST FERRARI
    Christian Bale and Jon Bernthal will also star in the upcoming untitled film

    JUNE 20, 2018

    Ford’s classic battle against Ferrari will finally get the major motion picture treatment with Matt Damon positioned to play Carroll Shelby. Some might remember rumblings of this movie getting made in 2013 with Tom Cruise taking Shelby’s spot, but movie making sometimes isn’t exactly a seamless process.

    “Logan” director James Mangold is currently tapped to direct the currently untitled Ford versus Ferrari biopic. Mangold isn’t the only superhero star to cross over to reality -- Christian Bale, of “Batman” fame, and Jon Bernthal from “The Punisher” TV series will also be involved. Bale will play racer and GT40 test driver Ken Miles, with Bernthal playing Lee Iacocca.

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    The screenplay was originally based on A.J. Baime’s book “Go Like Hell,” but, like the movie’s stars, that has changed. Now, the screenplay will be penned by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, with different source material. According to Variety, Baime’s book will still see life as a TV series.

    We’re curious how this will pan out -- it seems to be full of A-List talent and in capable hands. Until it hits theaters, you can brush up on your Ford and Ferrari history by reading Baime’s book, or by watching “The 24 Hour War.”



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    Awesome.. there was a rumor that when Brad Pit was at Lemans in 2016 he was doing research for a role in the movie.. can't wait !!

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    I just cannot picture Matt Damon playing Shelby. I hope they find someone else.
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    Lots of people were there in2016 including Keeanu Reeves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJB View Post
    I just cannot picture Matt Damon playing Shelby. I hope they find someone else.
    andy (ajb)
    How about Matthew McConaughey? Also a fellow Texan, so there's that.
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    “I just cannot picture Matt Damon playing Shelby. I hope they find someone else.
    andy (ajb)
    How about Matthew McConaughey? Also a fellow Texan, so there's that.“


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    From the description it sounds like a movie based on AJ Baime's book has been scrapped. The movie will be sourced from other material, and AJ's book will be the basis of a TV series. After seeing the series "The Alienist" Amazon and Netflix are now willing to make a multi-episode limited series (they used to call them miniseries) and give a subject a deeper treatment than a 2 hour theatrical production. If they do it right it will have a lot more of the material from Baime's book than the movie which will probably focus on only a small portion of the whole story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twobjshelbys View Post
    From the description it sounds like a movie based on AJ Baime's book has been scrapped. The movie will be sourced from other material, and AJ's book will be the basis of a TV series. After seeing the series "The Alienist" Amazon and Netflix are now willing to make a multi-episode limited series (they used to call them miniseries) and give a subject a deeper treatment than a 2 hour theatrical production. If they do it right it will have a lot more of the material from Baime's book than the movie which will probably focus on only a small portion of the whole story.
    Interesting details. Thanks for sharing. I loved the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djs View Post
    “I just cannot picture Matt Damon playing Shelby. I hope they find someone else.
    andy (ajb)
    How about Matthew McConaughey? Also a fellow Texan, so there's that.“

    Our own “Special K” is an actor. As long as people believe Carol Shelby had a Cajun accent Kevin would be a great choice. I smell an Oscar.


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    Never liked McConaughey since watching him act the fool totally miscast as the character "Dirk Pitt" from Clive Cussler's "Sahara". Can't picture him as Carroll Shelby, even if he is from Texas.
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