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Robert De Niro to play Enzo Ferrari in new movie

10 April 2015 16:50 One comment

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Robert De Niro is often found spending his elderly days in Italy and has now announced – from the peninsula – that he’s been given the honor of playing Enzo Ferrari in a new movie. None other than Clint Eastwood is one of the possible directors of the film. De Niro has stated that Eastwood wants to take a thorough look at the script first, before giving his word. The 71-year-old De Niro made this public during an interview with the newspaper Il Messaggero. The American – who has by now also achieved the Italian nationality – already shot a movie in Italy a few years back (Limitless; great film featuring an exciting scene with a Maserati GranTurismo).

Mister De Niro says it’s a great honor (you would, wouldn’t you?) and claims that loads of other things will have to give way for this project. Gianni Bozzacchi of Triworld is to be the producer, while the title is simply ‘Ferrari’. The movie will focus on the Prancing Horse’s history up to the eighties. It is very likely that Sergio Marchionne has used his pr-skills to get this project going as he plans to make the brand from Maranello even bigger than it already is in the next few years. The movie should be released all across the globe somewhere next year already. A short series was already produced in Italy back in 2003, but was only nationally broadcasted. Bozzacchi claims that this will be something entirely different and that they’re working on a beautiful movie with grand scenes and a high level of authenticity.

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  1. Ray says:

    This idea originally surfaced about 20 years ago (with Michael Mann directing) but was shelved due to the lack of a good script. De Niro is still the perfect choice for the older Enzo. Can’t wait for the film!

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