After twenty years in development, Michael Mann’s passion project about Enzo Ferrari was finally released this month. Chronicling the tumultuous period of his life in 1957 that included challenges in his personal and professional life, Ferrari is not a true biopic but rather a focused look at the man and how his name became iconic in the realm of racing and luxury cars.
Ferrari stars Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari alongside Penelope Cruz as his wife, Laura. Turning in a searing performance, Cruz is astounding in one of the best performances of the year. Shailene Woodley also stars as Enzo’s mistress, Lina Lardi. Gabriel Leone, Jack O’Connell, and Patrick Dempsey as drivers Alfonso de Portago, Peter Collins, and Piero Taruffi. With intense action sequences and tragic moments that will make your jaws drop, Ferrari is a powerful film that will stick with you long after it ends (read our review here).
I got the chance to discuss Ferrari with star Adam Driver and director Michael Mann. Mann discussed his approach to the film and never envisioned it as a straightforward biopic, but he also discussed how the four months comprising the film’s narrative served as a fractal of Enzo Ferrari’s life. Adam Driver discussed his approach to playing the role and how working with Michael Mann was a distinct experience. Driver also addressed rumors that he may be appearing in Heat 2. Check out the full interview in the embed above.