Michael Mann’s Ferrari: Full Trailer drops for the director’s first movie in years

The first full trailer has dropped for Michael Mann’s Ferrari starring Adam Driver as the famed car magnate.

Last Updated on November 3, 2023

Michael Mann’s Ferrari is racing to the finish line, with Neon dropping the first full trailer for the director’s first movie since Blackhat in 2015. A long-time passion project for the director, Ferrari stars Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari, opposite Penelope Cruz as his wife Laura, while Shailene Woodley plays his mistress, Lina Lardi.

Here’s the official synopsis:

It is the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi. Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous 1,000-mile race across
Italy, the Mille Miglia.

Ferrari made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was praised as a solid return to form for the director. The movie also earned strong reviews at NYFF, with many predicting a potential Best Supporting Actress nod for Penelope Cruz. Judging by the trailer, it looks like pure-Mann, and quite distinct from the similarly themed Ford v Ferrari. Like that film, this takes a close look at the human cost of F1 driving, which, at the time, was one of the deadliest sports one could get involved in. The movie co-stars Patrick Dempsey (an accomplished racer himself), Jack O’Connell, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone and more.

With more and more movies moving out of the Oscar corridor due to the never-ending SAG-AFTRA strike, it’s worth noting that Ferrari managed to score an interim agreement so the stars can campaign for the film, guaranteeing its release date. As a lifelong fan of Mann’s, I can’t wait. His partnership with Driver seems to be a good one, with the rumour being that the two are set to reteam for Heat 2!

ferrari poster

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