Written by Robert Lang, Deadline
Venice Film Festival hosted the world premiere of Ferrari, the latest film from director Michael Mann which boasts a star-studded cast ensemble of Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O’Connell and Patrick Dempsey.
SAG-AFTRA designated the film as a recipient of an interim agreement for publicity, granting the cast permission to participate in the premiere and promote the feature. Attending the premiere included Director Michael Mann, Adam Driver, Patrick Dempsey, Daniela Piperno, Piero Ferrari, Iris Knobloch, Michele Lamy & Caterina Murino.
The film captures a pivotal moment in the life of Enzo Ferrari, set in 1957. During this time, Enzo (Driver) and Laura (Cruz) find their marriage unraveling due to his infidelity and the recent tragic loss of their young son. Their unsettled domestic world is on a collision course with his work life as Enzo faces a pair of major turning points: financial pressure to increase productivity, which means going against his long-standing desire to only produce race cars, and preparations for the treacherous cross-country open-road Mille Miglia race.
Troy Kennedy Martin (The Italian Job) adapted the screenplay from Brock Yates’ biography Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine. In addition to directing, Mann produced via his Moto Pictures banner alongside P.J. van Sandwijk and John Lesher, as well as Marie Savare, John Friedberg, Lars Sylvest, Thorsten Schumacher and Gareth West. STX Entertainment and its partners will handle the film’s international rollout.
Other buzzy premieres taking place at the festival include Maestro; Bastard; The Killer; Aggro Dr1ft and Priscilla.
Additional Editing: John M. Valerio, ACE