Racing car enthusiasts alert! The first trailer for director James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari has finally arrived and it looks like some serious business. The first trailer was released days after the makers released a poster of the same.
For the unversed, the film, based on true events, follows Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles, an engineer and race car driver, respectively, who team up to build a car that can beat Ferrari for Ford Motor Company. Set in 1966, it follows their experimentation leading up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
The trailer showcases a match made in heaven when Carroll is approached by Henry Ford II played by Tracy Letts and company to build the fastest car ever seen. In comes Christian's Ken who is the pure racer ready to sit behind the steering wheel.
The trailer promises that the film will show the dirty work of car engineering, including several crash scenes that send ’60s era race cars flying through the air. Ford v. Ferrari could also be an Oscar contender for Fox and its new parent company, Walt Disney Studios, who inherited the film after the two companies’ merger last year.
Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon also star in Ford v. Ferrari, which hits theaters November 15. Watch the trailer here:
(Source: Entertainment Weekly and Variety)