The Oscar season is months away, but a couple of early contenders already emerged, and we’ve just got another one in Ford V. Ferrari. The first trailer for this highly-anticipated biopic is here, and it’s promising an epic race between two giants.
James Mangold’s next directorial effort will capture the battle between Ford and Ferrari to win Le Mans in 1966. It will center on a determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are trying to win the race for Ford by building a brand-new trailblazing vehicle.
Christian Bale, who previously starred in Mangold’s western 3:10 to Yuma, will take on the role of Ken Miles, and he’ll be joined by Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby. The cast also includes the likes of Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, and Tracy Letts and Remo Girone as Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari.
Ford V. Ferrari is scheduled to be released on November 15th, in the peak of the awards season.