Le Mans saga chronicles the creation of the GT40 racers that won Le Mans | 20th Century Fox
The first trailer and photos for Ford v. Ferrari have been released ahead of
the film’s debut in the United States this fall.
The movie is a retelling of Ford’s triumph over Ferrari at the
1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and stars Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby and
Christian Bale as Ken Miles. Shelby requires no introduction, though for those
who don’t know, Miles was Shelby’s good friend and test driver.
Other famous personalities being
portrayed include auto industry heavyweight Lee Iacocca, played by Jon
Bernthal, and Henry Ford II, played by Tracy
Letts. And while we don’t see him in the trailer or photos,
Enzo Ferrari will also make an appearance, played by Remo
The film does not center on the drivers who fought it out at the 1966 Le Mans race. Instead, it will focus on the gritty life of building the Ford GT40, which finished first, second and third overall.
In the same Entertainment
Weekly interview, Damon explained, “To feel those cars come
roaring by is why people love racing. It was really exciting to shoot because
it didn’t require you to use your imagination, it was all happening around
The film is shaping up to be a favorite
of auto enthusiasts this year. Fans can catch it in theaters across the U.S. starting