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Cannes: Lamborghini Biopic to Be Co-Financed by Blockchain Platform (Exclusive)

The upcoming Lamborghini biopic, starring Antonio Banderas as the famed car designer Ferruccio Lamborghini and Alec Baldwin as rival Enzo Ferrari, is set to become one of the first high-profile projects to be backed by new blockchain technologies.

The film, coming from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's Ambi Media Group, will be co-financed and co-produced by TaTaTu, a newly launched blockchain-based social entertainment platform.

Written and to be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) and with a working title of Lamboghini – The Legend, the pic is based on the biography Ferruccio Lamborghini. La storia ufficiale...
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‘Scarface,’ ‘Deadwood’ Movie, Jordan Peele Film Score California Tax Credits

  • The Wrap
The California Film Commission announced Monday that nine upcoming films have received tax credits to shoot in the Golden State as part of California’s expanded Film & TV Tax Credit Program.

Among the films receiving credits are the upcoming remake of “Scarface” — which will see the story of Tony Montana moved from Miami to L.A. — the film adaptation of the acclaimed HBO series “Deadwood,” and an untitled Universal film directed by “Get Out” filmmaker Jordan Peele as part of his exclusive deal with the studio.

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In 2014, California Gov. Jerry Brown approved revisions to the Film Commission’s tax credit program in response to an exodus of higher budget films to other states like Georgia. The new system allows projects previously barred from credit by the old program to be eligible, including TV pilots, hour-long TV series, and most notably, feature films with budgets of more than $75 million.

This has led major Hollywood studios to return to California for some of their projects, including Marvel Studios, which has filmed most of their recent work at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta but is filming next year’s “Captain Marvel” in California. Disney also filmed Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle In Time,” which had a budget of $103 million, in California as well.

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Another upcoming film that has just received credit but would have been ineligible under the old system is Fox’s action-drama “Ford vs. Ferrari.” Reporting a production budget of $78 million, the film will tell the true story of the intense rivalry between Ford and Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans after Enzo Ferrari refused to let Henry Ford II buy his company, resulting in Ford upsetting the Italian company at the race by designing the iconic Ford Gt.

Other high-budget projects that have received credit include Fox’s upcoming adaptation of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild,” Paramount’s next “Transformers” film “Bumblebee,” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”

The next application period for feature film tax credits will be held June 18-22.

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Michael Mann’s 10 Favorite Films

Michael Mann began his career as a visual storyteller on television. He wrote episodes of Starsky and Hutch, directed the made for TV film The Jericho Mile, and served as executive producer on the groundbreaking and stylish hit Miami Vice. Since the 1980s, Mann has established himself as a highly-influential player in the cinematic canon with artful and tragedy-laden crime films such as Thief, Manhunter, and Heat. His films often include the interweaving and clashing of ideologies between two opposing, yet strikingly similar, characters, the presentation of architecture and cityscapes (typically Los Angeles) that personify the setting as both looming over, and removed from, the action, and devastating violence.

In BFI’s most recent Sight & Sound poll, Mann compiled a list of his 10 favorite films which includes a variety of American classics, game-changing silent masterpieces from the 1920s, and a surprising pair of films from 2009. The broken humanity at the
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James Mangold To Direct ‘Ford Vs. Ferrari’ Movie

James Mangold has picked his first major project post-Logan. The seasoned helmer will steer away from the superhero world for a true story based on the rivalry between car manufacturers Henry Ford and Enzo Ferrari.

Variety reports that the new movie will revolve around the two designers’ race to create the world’s fastest sportscar. They have more on the plot lines:

Based on a true story, the film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.

The projects is as yet untitled, but it has a home over at 20th Century Fox where Mangold’s Logan and the previous X-Men spin-off The Wolverine were housed.
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Embankment, Kevin Loader team for Ferarri racing documentary

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Embankment, Kevin Loader team for Ferarri racing documentary
Exclusive: In The Loop and Coriolanus producers team with Embankment Films.

Producers Kevin Loader (The Lady in the Van, In The Loop) and Julia Taylor-Stanley (Coriolanus) have joined forces with Embankment Films to tell the story behind the iconic Ferrari motor racing team of the late 1950s.

Ferrari: Race To Immortality, which is currently in production, will chart the story of one of the greatest decades in motor racing history.

Enzo Ferrari was the complex visionary whose obsessions and passions knew no limits – winning was everything and his drivers would pay the ultimate price. Collins, Hawthorn, Musso and de Portago all pushed themselves to the limit with fatal consequenses.

The film will use re-creation, first-hand accounts and archive material to tell the story of the one of greatest teams of drivers ever assembled – Ferrari’s La Scuderia – considered gladiators of motor sport.

Sports film director Daryl Goodrich, whose Olympic Games launch film Make Britain Proud played a role
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Stephen Colbert Gives Christian Bale Tips on How to Gain More Weight on The Late Show

As Stephen Colbert perfectly stated last night on The Late Show, Christian Bale is one of the best actors working right now, a performer so committed to his craft that he’ll do pretty much anything to prepare for a role. However, that wasn’t the case with Bale’s most recent project, in which he was cast to play Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari, because The Big Short actor decided to back out the role for one main reason: he didn’t believe he could gain enough weight healthily before the film began shooting. Now, as Colbert notes, Christian Bale is an actor that has undergone many

Stephen Colbert Gives Christian Bale Tips on How to Gain More Weight on The Late Show
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News Briefs: See New 'Fast 8' Poster and 'XXX' Images from Vin Diesel

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Fast 8: Vin Diesel shared a new poster for Fast 8, apparently confirming that the movie will be set in New York City. He also shared images alluding to XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, with one photo captioned: "Training for Xander is so much fun... can't wait to film this long board sequence that the director showed me." Fast 8 is set for release on April 14, 2017. [Vin Diesel via Collider]   Enzo Ferrari: Last August, Christian Bale (The Big Short,...

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Ambi revs up with Lamborghini project

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Ambi revs up with Lamborghini project
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have optioned the life rights to Ferruccio Lamborghini and dropped another motoring biopic into the market alongside Enzo Ferrari.

Lamborghini – The Legend (working title) will chronicle the life of Ferruccio Lamborghini and is based on a book with input from Lamborghini’s son Tonino.

Ambi Pictures plans to shoot in the summer in Italy and other locations that played a pivotal role in the life of the Italian entrepreneur. Ambi Distribution will handle worldwide sales.

The film will cover Lamborghini’s flamboyant personal life and span his extraordinary career, from manufacturing tractors tobuilding military vehicles during WWII and finally launching the luxury cars that shaped his legacy.

“I am very proud to produce a film about an iconic man who had such a profound impact around the world, and left a legacy that lives on in such strong spirit,” said Andrea Iervolino (pictured at left).

“Ferruccio Lamborghini was a pioneering businessman who brought
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Slow Afm eyes China, market shifts

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Slow Afm eyes China, market shifts
While China’s high-level forays into Hollywood have dominated the conversation all week, the view at ground level at a quiet Afm is of a market in fundamental flux where lower tier companies are locked in a fight for survival.

Heading into Santa Monica there was a handful of must-haves led by Insiders’ Enzo Ferrari, Im Global’s In Sand And Blood, FilmNation’s The Silent Wife, Protagonist’s The Discovery, StudioCanal’s The Commuter and TWC’s The Current War.

Sierra/Affinity’s Liam Neeson starrer Felt and Mute from Lotus Entertainment dropped into the market once proceedings got underway and Lionsgate snapped up Us rights on The Commuter and Our Kind Of Traitor.

However that did not abate the tide of anxiety that continues to permeate proceedings.

The growing allure of TV and the challenges posed by digital have brought buyer’s chronic concerns about high prices and lack of product into sharp focus.

Even
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China, paradigm shifts dominate quiet Afm

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China, paradigm shifts dominate quiet Afm
While China’s high-level forays into Hollywood have dominated the conversation all week, the view at ground level at a quiet Afm is of a market in fundamental flux where lower tier companies are locked in a fight for survival.

Heading into Santa Monica there was a handful of must-haves led by Insiders’ Enzo Ferrari, Im Global’s In Sand And Blood, FilmNation’s The Silent Wife, Protagonist’s The Discovery, StudioCanal’s The Commuter and TWC’s The Current War.

Sierra/Affinity’s Liam Neeson starrer Felt and Mute from Lotus Entertainment dropped into the market once proceedings got underway and Lionsgate snapped up Us rights on The Commuter and Our Kind Of Traitor.

However that did not abate the tide of anxiety that continues to permeate proceedings.

The growing allure of TV and the challenges posed by digital have brought buyer’s chronic concerns about high prices and lack of product into sharp focus.

Even
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Noomi Rapace in talks to join Christian Bale in Michael Mann's Ferrari movie

  • JoBlo
THR has learned that Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Drop) is in negotiations to star alongside Christian Bale in Michael Mann's Enzo Ferrari biopic. Bale was cast as the Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team founder a couple of months ago, and Rapace is in negotiations to play Laura Dominica, Ferrari’s wife. Paramount recently also agreed to distribute Mann's... Read More...
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Joe Wright Allegedly Loses Gig Directing Julius Caesar Epic 'Emperor' After 'Pan' Flops

Do directors immediately lose the ability to get work after a movie flops? Well, as Michael Mann has shown by gearing up the racing biopic "Enzo Ferrari" following the hacker thiller misfire "Blackhat," that's not always the case. The relationships between movie makers and the industry isn't always so binary and fixed on success or failure. If you're a good collaborator who can come in on budget and on time, you'll always find a gig. So bear that all in mind as you read on... The Wrap reports that Joe Wright more or less lost the gig directing Lionsgate's brewing Julius Caesar blockbuster "Emperor" due to the dismal reception to "Pan," which flopped at the box office, and could reportedly wind up costing Warner Bros. $150 million dollars. According to the trade, Wright had a conversation and some phone calls with with Lionsgate about "Emperor," and while no deal was in place,
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Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari Starring Christian Bale Coming To Theaters

Paramount will release Academy Award-nominated director Michael Mann’s (Heat, The Insider, Collateral) Enzo Ferrari, starring Academy Award-winner Christian Bale (Dark Knight Trilogy, The Fighter, American Hustle) as Ferrari.

It takes place in one pivotal year, 1957. It is the personal story of a passionate man and his sprawling world, at times hilarious and at the next moment devastating, as he faces a brutal challenge to his survival.

Vendian Entertainment and YooZoo Bliss Film Fund have come on to finance the heavily-anticipated project, which will shoot next summer in Italy. Mann will produce along with Vendian and YooZoo Bliss. YooZoo Pictures also will distribute Enzo Ferrari in China. Vincent Maraval’s Insiders will commence international sales on selected territories at next month’s American Film Market.

Enzo Ferrari was written by Troy Kennedy-Martin (The Italian Job, Kelly’S Heroes, Edge Of Darkness), revised by David Rayfiel (The Firm, Sabrina) and Michael Mann
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Noomi Rapace Joins Michael Mann's 'Enzo Ferrari' Starring Christian Bale, Paramount Picks Up Film

"Blackhat" may have tanked, but it speaks to the respect Michael Mann has in the industry, not to mention the star power of Christian Bale, that the director's next movie has found a major studio distribution home. And today news has arrived for the project that is coming together to shoot next summer. THR reports that Noomi Rapace is in talks to join "Enzo Ferrari." Based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races” with a script by Troy Kennedy Martin (“The Italian Job”) and David Rayfield (“Out of Africa”), the film tells story of the founder of one of the most famous car company's in the world. A romance will feature as part of the story, and I'd presume that would be the one between Bale's Enzo Ferrari and Rapace's Laura Dominica, the carmaker's wife. Paramount Pictures has picked up the distribution rights to the movie,
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Michael Mann’s Ferrari Biopic Picks Up Paramount Pictures and Noomi Rapace

Michael Mann’s Ferrari Biopic Picks Up Paramount Pictures and Noomi Rapace
Michael Mann‘s long-gestating Enzo Ferrari biopic is finally approaching the starting line. Christian Bale signed on to play the Italian racer/entrepreneur a couple months back, and now Noomi Rapace has been set in the female lead role of Ferrari’s wife Laura Dominica. Additionally, Paramount Pictures is climbing on board to distribute. Get the latest on the Michael […]

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Michael Mann’s ‘Enzo Ferrari,’ ‘John Wick 2,’ and More Expand Casts

Michael Mann fans may rejoice. Following recent news that his long-developing Enzo Ferrari biopic would boast Christian Bale as its lead, Paramount has announced its role as the distributor. But that’s not all: along with an official title, Enzo Ferrari (adding a thrilling first name to the long-assumed title), the picture’s added Noomi Rapace as the wife of an utterly consumed genius who doesn’t know how to express or direct affection. This is a Mann picture, after all. [THR]

Said wife, Laura Dominica, was forced to deal with a husband marked by a “tyrannical and manipulative nature, his pushing drivers to the breaking point (and even death), his hatred of his lifelong marriage and his many affairs.” (Brock Yates’ source material, Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races, which has been worked into a script by Troy Kennedy Martin, and David Rayfield, and Mann, was perhaps not a sugar-coating affair.
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Michael Mann's 'Enzo Ferrari' lands at Paramount and wins a crazy development race

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Michael Mann's 'Enzo Ferrari' lands at Paramount and wins a crazy development race
Will Michael Mann succeed where David Cronenberg and so many others have merely crashed and burned previously? We'll find out if he manages to cross the finish line (I'll stop now, I swear) with "Enzo Ferrari," a film that Michael Mann has been trying to make for almost twenty years now. There was a point where David Cronenberg spent several years trying to make a film called "Red Cars," which would have dealt with the life of Enzo Ferrari dung the 1961 racing season, and it was primarily meant to be told from the perspective of Phil Hill, a driver working for the millionaire and struggling to hold up against the demands of winning a championship.   Cronenberg eventually found himself at odds with the Ferrari family, with threats of legal action, and he took all of that research and energy and put it into a book that published some remarkable rare
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Paramount swoops on 'Enzo Ferrari'

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The studio has licensed North America and most of the world on Michael Mann’s upcoming Christian Bale starrer excluding select territories that Los Angeles-based Insiders will introduce at the Afm next week.

Christopher Woodrow’s Vendian Entertainment and YooZoo Bliss Film Fund have come on to finance the project, set to shoot next summer in Italy.

Wild Bunch off-shoot Insiders will commence pre-sales at the Afm. Mann will produce with Vendian and YooZoo Bliss, which will distribute in China.

Enzo Ferrari takes place in 1957 as the motor racing pioneer endures a tumultuous year and fights for survival.

Troy Kennedy-Martin wrote the screenplay with revisions by David Rayfiel and Mann. The script is based on Brock Yates’ book Enzo Ferrari, The Man, The Cars, The Races.

CAA represents Mann and arranged financing for the film and brokered the distribution deals. Production partners include Vittorio Cecchi Gori and Gabrielle Israeliovici.
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Paramount Lands Michael Mann-Christian Bale Ferrari Movie

Paramount Lands Michael Mann-Christian Bale Ferrari Movie
Paramount Pictures is on board to distribute Michael Mann’s “Enzo Ferrari” pic with Christian Bale set to play the iconic auto magnate, sources confirm.

Mann will direct with Vendian Entertainment and YooZoo Bliss Film Fund financing the highly anticipated project, which will shoot next summer in Italy. Paramount is handling worldwide distribution rights except for territories being handled by Vincent Maraval’s Insiders.

The movie takes place in 1957 and follows the personal story of Ferrari and his sprawling world as he faces a brutal challenge to his survival.

Mann will produce along with Vendian and YooZoo Bliss. YooZoo Pictures also will distribute the film in China. Vincent Maraval’s Insiders will commence international sales on selected territories at next month’s American Film Market.

Troy Kennedy-Martin penned the script, which is based on the biography “Enzo Ferrari, The Man, the Cars, the Races,” with David Rayfiel and Mann doing a recent polish.
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Michael Mann Steers Christian Bale’s ‘Enzo Ferrari’ Movie to Paramount

  • The Wrap
Paramount has acquired domestic and select international rights to Michael Mann‘s longtime passion project “Enzo Ferrari,” which will star Christian Bale as the famous racer and entrepreneur, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races, The Machine,” the film will chronicle a harrowing year in Ferrari’s life — 1957 — when a Ferrari model crashed mid-race in Italy and killed nine pedestrians, five of them children. Noomi Rapace (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is in early talks to co-star as Ferrari’s wife, Laura Dominica.
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