Ford vs. Ferrari Film (2019)


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As most of you know, the Ford vs. Ferrari movie with stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon has completed filming.

I was at the Hillbank Motorsports Open House today in Irvine, and saw some of the cars that were purportedly used in the movie production. I haven't seen any of the pre-production or production, so I cannot verify, but the source (Distributor sales rep) seemed to be informed, or was at the very least, enthusiastic.

And the bodywork of the black striped car was taken off so that they could film a rolling chassis and engine.
 

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As most of you know, the Ford vs. Ferrari movie with stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon has completed filming.

I was at the Hillbank Motorsports Open House today in Irvine, and saw some of the cars that were purportedly used in the movie production. I haven't seen any of the pre-production or production, so I cannot verify, but the source (Distributor sales rep) seemed to be informed, or was at the very least, enthusiastic.

And the bodywork of the black striped car was taken off so that they could film a rolling chassis and engine.
I was told that Race Car Replicas built many of the period
Correct GT 40s for the film
 

Ed Sims

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Great news - can't wait to see the movie. Is Christian or Matt playing Enzo?

Ed
 

BtwoG

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I was told that Race Car Replicas built many of the period
Correct GT 40s for the film
I heard the same. Wondering if they will go up for sale.
 

KennethClay

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I may have mentioned this before, but Jeff Bucknum (son of Ronnie Bucknum, who drove the 3rd place car in 1966) did some of the stunt driving for the movie. He's a friend and also a former Indy Car driver for AJ Foyt.

So they really got the talent out for that movie--I hope it's good!
 

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I understood Hillbank supplied the 3 winning MKII's. Dan's son Alex plays Dan in a small part. Hope it's well done but have been told Hollywood has taken some "liberties" with the history.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1950186/fullcredits...
 

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Great news - can't wait to see the movie. Is Christian or Matt playing Enzo?

Ed
Matt is playing Caroll Shelby ..
 

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All of the racing scenes were shot at the Ontario Airport in California. They had to shoot everything with the cars driving on the taxiway as they were unable to shutdown the main landing strips (way too busy) for this event. I had an invite to watch however work got in my way. Jay
 

Pantera1889

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They were also asking for extras for filming at Road Atlanta a few months ago.


Ron
 

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From Variety:


Fox has dated its untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, for June 28, 2019.

“Logan” director James Mangold is helming from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”).

The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), 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 Le Mans World Championship in France.

Caitriona Balfe will portray Miles’ wife and Noah Jupe will play their son. Jon Bernthal has been in talks to portray Iacocca. Chernin Entertainment is producing.
 

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From Variety:


Fox has dated its untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, for June 28, 2019.

“Logan” director James Mangold is helming from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”).

The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), 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 Le Mans World Championship in France.

Caitriona Balfe will portray Miles’ wife and Noah Jupe will play their son. Jon Bernthal has been in talks to portray Iacocca. Chernin Entertainment is producing.
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