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Ford v Ferrari is a 2019 US biographical drama film directed by James Mangold, and written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller. It is based on the true story of the origin of the Ford GT40 and the racing on 1966's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Plot

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Cast

  • Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby
  • Christian Bale as Ken Miles
  • Caitriona Balfe as Mollie Miles
  • Jon Bernthal as Lee Iacocca
  • Tracy Letts as Henry Ford II
  • Josh Lucas as Leo Beebe
  • Noah Jupe as Peter Miles
  • Remo Girone as Enzo Ferrari
  • Ray McKinnon as Phil Remington
  • JJ Feild as Roy Lunn
  • Gian Franco Tordi as Head of Security for Gianni Agnelli
  • Jack McMullen as Charlie Agapiou
  • Benjamin Rigby as Bruce McLaren
  • Joe Williamson as Donald N. Frey
  • Alex Gurney as Dan Gurney
  • Corrado Invernizzi as Franco Gozzi
  • Wallace Langham as Dr. Granger

Release

Ford v Ferrari was released on November 15, 2019 by 20th Century Fox. Before its release in the United States, it premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019.

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, it gets 92% Tomatometer, and 98% Audience Score. The site's critical consensus reads, "Ford v Ferrari delivers all the polished auto action audiences will expect -- and balances it with enough gripping human drama to satisfy non-racing enthusiasts."

On IMDB, the film gets an average rating of 8.3/10.0, and on CinemaScore, it gets a grade of A+.

On Box Office Mojo, the film earned $117,624,357 in North America, and $107,883,853 in other territories.

In North America, the film was released in total of 3,746 theaters and earned $11,011,525 on its opening date and $31,474,958 on its opening weekend.

In other territories, the biggest market is Russia, which earned $3,349,531 at opening week and $11,172,564 in total.

In total, the film earned $225,508,210.

Trivia

  • This movie was formerly titled "Go Like Hell" and Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were considered for the roles.
  • It is marketed as "Le Mans 66" in several European countries.

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