Cecchi Gori Tries to Restart Enzo Ferrari Biopic (Exclusive)

L.A.-based Cecchi Gori Pictures is trying to get its long-gestating “Ferrari” biopic on track. The company is in Cannes shopping the biopic on automotive mogul Enzo Ferrari, whose family redefined the concept of the high-powered Italian sports car and almost single-handedly created Formula One racing.

“It’s a beautiful tale of the story of Ferrari battling with Maserati for supremacy in speed, yet it’s not a racing movie: it’s a ‘Godfather’ movie with racing in it,” said Cecchi Gori Pictures CEO Niels Juul.

Juul said he is in advanced talks with a well-known U.S. director who has passion for the project and expects to announce the name shortly.

The script, which has been around for years, is by Troy Kennedy Martin (“The Italian Job”) and David Rayfield (“Out of Africa”). Kennedy Martin wrote the original script while David Rayfiel did revises.

Juul said his company
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