Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise are two of the biggest movie stars on the surface of the planet. They’re also both highly sought after commercial entities. They also, in case you’ve forgotten, made a little vampire movie called Interview With A Vampire.
But that was then, this is now. Currently, Tom Cruise is set to star in Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Go Like Hell’ a biopic that’s set to chronicle the competition between Henry Ford and Ferrari. Cruise is set to star in the film as Ford associate Carroll Shelby.
No word yet on who Pitt would be playing.
The synopsis is:
By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, “science fiction on wheels,” but was also called “the Assassin” because so many drivers perished while racing them.
Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done.
Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the “pilots” who would drive them to victory, or doom