Hugh Jackman Tipped To Portray Enzo Ferrari In New Movie

Now that his Wolverine days are over with the launch of Logan, Hugh Jackman has more spare time on his hands, and this could land him yet another major role – playing Enzo Ferrari.

According to Deadline, the Australian actor will be joined on the filming set by Noomi Rapace who will portray Ferrari’s wife, Linda.

Originally tied to the late director Sydney Pollack, the new movie will be directed by Michael Mann and is expected to take place in 1957, following the Mille Miglia race, in which one of the company’s drivers crashed into the crowd, killing 10 spectators.

Christian Bale was originally poised to play Enzo Ferrari, but he apparently developed some health concerns when he began putting on weight.

This new film is not to be confused with the upcoming movie “Ferrari” starring Robert De Niro as Enzo Ferrari, which will be directed by Clint Eastwood.

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  • Nordschleife

    Yeah…No. I like Hugh but I think Vincent Cassel would be a better Enzo. He just doesn’t have the draw that Hugh has.

  • Six_Tymes

    Why not, i’m into this. I have heard Hugh speaks Italian very well

  • applause

    A very good actor and a box office draw who has shown versatility on both film and stage — what more can one ask for? So long as the portrayal is essentially true to what happened during that time in the life of Enzo Ferrari — it is the storytelling and the drama of that time that is important! Besides, was it just coincidence that in a forthcoming Montblanc promotional ad, Hugh was driving a Dino Ferrari? Also, the timing might be right, as the recent tests right before the F-1 season starts this year that the Ferrari driven by Vettel and Raikkonen were flying? And Hugh is coming from a critically-praised and commercially-successful portrayal in LOGAN, which has put his name in the filmworld eye in a very big way! Jackman for pole position for the Ferrari biopic!

  • smartacus

    i don’t like DeNiro playing il Commendatore , that’s for sure.
    Not the right personality.

  • Bash

    I see nothing wrong here.

  • Bash

    and what a huge bowl of pasta right there 😀

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