In the first teaser for Michael Mann’s upcoming film Ferrari, Adam Driver seems completely changed as Italian sports car inventor Enzo Ferrari.
The Oscar-nominated director, known for films such as Heat and The Last of the Mohicans with Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, has collected an all-star ensemble for his racing thriller.
Penelope Cruz as Ferrari’s wife Laura and Shailene Woodley as his mistress Lina Lardi, as well as real-life motor fan Patrick Dempsey as driver Piero Taruffi, Sarah Gadon, and Gabriel Leone, co-star with Driver in this racing drama.
Driver, 39, plays the elder Ferrari, donning a grey wig with a receding hairline and generally dressed in black sunglasses and crisp grey outfits.
‘Adam Driver looks incredible as Ferrari,’ enthused one fan of his look for the film, while another shared: ‘Seeing Adam like this is so weird but I’m so down, he’ll kill it.’
Others couldn’t resist the play on words with his surname.
‘Finally a movie to look forward to and Adam fulfilling his surname for the role,’ joked one viewer.
The trailer opens with a stern-looking Ferrari monitoring a vintage-style sports car on the track in the brand’s signature red, intercut with glimpses of intimate interactions between Driver and Cruz and Driver and Woodley.
We also witness Ferrari, dressed in a cap and driving goggles, rushing through Rome.
‘If you get into one of my cars, you get into win,’ Driver is heard proclaiming at the end of the trailer in the clip’s only spoken dialogue.
The majority of Ferrari takes place in 1957, when the industrialist was 59, just before the terrible Mille Miglia event, in which driver Alfonso de Portago and nine spectators died.
Sag-Aftra granted the picture an interim publicity agreement for the Venice picture Festival today (Thursday, August 31), allowing Driver to attend the festival to publicise the film.
The current US actors’ union strike strongly prevents its members from engaging in any promotional activities, including giving interviews, attending premieres, or posting about their work, while the strike is in effect.
However, several films have been granted permission to use actors in specific aspects of their promotions provided certain conditions are met.
Ferrari is being distributed in the United States by Neon, which is also an indie firm, indicating that the picture was created outside of the studio structure.
It’s unknown if any of Driver’s co-stars will join him on the red carpet tonight, precisely one year after he last attended the festival.
Ferrari will hit UK cinemas on December 26, before arriving on Sky Cinema in 2024.
Source My Celebrity Life.