Tell us James Mangold -- fresh off "Logan" -- is directing, and we're ready to circle the release date on the calendar. (Except ... we don't know it yet.) Now we can add "Outlander" lead goddess Caitriona Balfe and "A Quiet Place" breakout star Noah Jupe to the stellar cast.
The movie doesn't actually have an official title yet -- although they really should just stick with "Ford vs. Ferrari," since it sells it pretty well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows Ford's quest to beat Ferrari as the top maker of race cars.
It sounds like the stars are on Team Ford. Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, described as "the eccentric engineer who designs from scratch the Ford GT 40, the car that just may win the 1966 Le Mans race." Christian Bale plays Ken Miles, "the hotshot British racer who drives it." Caitriona Balfe plays Miles' wife, who is also an accomplished driver herself, with Noah Jupe as Miles' son, who is worried about the dangers his dad faces on the track.
Based on that description, it's hard to say if we'll definitely be getting the highbrow "Fast and Furious" currently in our heads. But fingers crossed.
THR says the movie will film this summer. There's no release date yet from Fox. Stay tuned for more cast and premiere details.
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