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Why Christian Bale Had To Bail On The Ferrari Biopic

15 January 2016 6:50 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Since his breakout role in 1987.s Empire of the Sun, Christian Bale have proven his acting chops and willingness to transform himself, especially physically, for any job. Now, though, it looks like Bale may be putting the breaks on full physical transformation. The actor just pulled out of a plum role because of it. A report from Deadline is saying that Christian Bale has severed his commitment to the biopic Enzo Ferrari. The actor would have had to gain weight to play the title role. Enzo Ferrari was due to start shooting in the spring, and Bale pulled out over health concerns that he wouldn.t be able to safely gain the amount of weight required to begin filming as scheduled.  Director Michael Mann has been working on bringing the project to the big screen for quite a while, so the loss of star Christian Bale at this late date »

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