Boiler Room's Ben Younger writing car-racing adventure at Warner Bros.

Ben Younger (Boiler Room) has been hired to write an untitled car-racing adventure for for Warner Bros. and producers Jennifer Fox and Polly Johnson, according to THR. Younger has been passionate about racing since Ben Affleck gave him a motorcycle after directing him in Boiler Room. Funnily enough, Younger crashed the bike, but has had a passion for racing ever since.

The deal came to be after Younger spoke with Warners exec Jon Berg about his passion project, the racing drama Isle of Man. Berg thought Younger would be a good fit for a biopic about racing legend, Ayrton Senna, then titled Formula One. He has since been recrafting the story using John Frankenheimer's Grand Prix as a starting point. The film is now planned as an "adventure set in the modern racing world, without the cliches of pics like Days of Thunder."

The project has a budget of $150 million,
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