LONDON (Reuters) – American actor Adam Driver once again used an Italian accent in his latest film playing car manufacturer Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic directed by veteran Michael Mann.
Set in 1957 Modena, Italy, “Ferrari” focuses on a key period in the former racing driver’s life, as he overcomes the death of his son, struggles to maintain his company and seeks to dominate the track.
Driver, who played Italian fashion entrepreneur Maurizio Gucci in “House of Gucci,” takes the lead role, with Spanish actress Penelope Cruz playing Ferrari’s wife, Laura.
“There was definitely an added pressure because we were filming in Modena and the Ferrari iconography is very obvious, as well as people being reminded on a daily basis how much Ferrari means to that area specifically in Italy, not to mention Italy in general,” said Driver. told Reuters at the film’s UK premiere.
“So the pressure… was to get it right.”
The film’s cast also includes American actress Shailene Woodley as Lina Lardi, Ferrari’s lover and mother of his surviving son, Piero, and American actor Patrick Dempsey, who plays Italian racing driver Piero Taruffi.
The character takes part in the fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping scenes of red sports cars competing in the legendary Mille Miglia road race through Italy.
“Normally you take actors and do additional dialogue recordings,” director Mann said of the film’s sound work. “We were making additional car sounds with real cars.”
Released at the Venice Film Festival, the film will hit theaters at the end of this month.
Video: Adam Driver appears with Brazilian Gabriel Leone in new trailer for “Ferrari”
*(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)
Source: CNN Brasil
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