With the Enzo Ferrari movie in the works, people have been wondering, who will play the il Commendatore for the bio-film. It was previously reported that Godfather II star Robert De Niro will be playing Ferrari in his later years. Deadline reports that Christian Bale has signed up for the lead role as young Enzo.

The film will be based on Brock Yates’ book titled “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races.”

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Michael Mann, director of award winning films such as Collateral and Heat, will be working on the Ferrari movie. Bale and Mann have previously collaborated in the latter’s crime film, Public Enemies, back in 2009. Mann has been working on the biopic for the past 15 years. The movie will be set in 1957, a little over a decade since Ferrari started building road cars and a year since the passing of Dino Ferrari.

At the moment, a female lead character has yet to be cast. Filming will begin towards the end of the year.

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