‘Ford v Ferrari’: Matt Damon, Christian Bale Shake Up Racing in New Trailer

Daniel Kreps

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Matt Damon and Christian Bale attempt to upheave the race car industry in the new trailer for Ford v Ferrari, a retelling of the Ford Motor Company’s efforts to end Enzo Ferrari’s racing stranglehold in 1966.

The James Mangold-directed film – which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and recently screened at Toronto International Film Festival – is “based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.”

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While the film’s first trailer opted for an of-the-era soundtrack in the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” the latest preview is scored by Greta Van Fleet’s “Highway Tune.”

Ford v Ferrari also stars Jon Bernthal (as Lee Iacocca), Tracy Letts (as Henry Ford II) and Caitriona Balfe as Miles’ wife Mollie. The film opens November 15th nationwide.

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