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Ford vs. Ferrari (2019, D: Mangold) S: Bale, Damon

Old 08-15-18, 12:54 PM
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Ford vs. Ferrari (2019, D: Mangold) S: Bale, Damon

“Logan” director James Mangold is helming Fox’s untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”).

The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Ford Motor Company chief Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca on the Ford GT40 mission — building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans world championship in France.

The initiative was created partly in response to Henry Ford II’s lengthy negotiations with Enzo Ferrari to buy Ferrari in order to expand Ford’s presence in motorsport in general and at Le Mans. Negotiations collapsed in 1963 due to disputes over control over Ferrari’s racing division.

Tracy Letts will play Henry Ford II, Caitriona Balfe will portray Miles’ wife, Noah Jupe will play their son, and Jon Bernthal will portray Iacocca. Chernin Entertainment is producing. The California Film Commission awarded the feature $17 million in tax credits to film in California, where the production is expected to spend more than $78 million. Fox has dated the still-untitled project for release on June 28, 2019.
Bale's weight loss between playing Dick Cheney and this movie:

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Old 08-15-18, 06:51 PM
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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari (2019, D: Mangold) S: Bale, Damon

I wonder how healthy that is for Bale to gain and lose the weight just for a role?
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Old 08-15-18, 07:14 PM
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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari (2019, D: Mangold) S: Bale, Damon

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
I wonder how healthy that is for Bale to gain and lose the weight just for a role?
I've wondered about that too over the years.
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Old 08-15-18, 07:29 PM
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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari (2019, D: Mangold) S: Bale, Damon

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
I wonder how healthy that is for Bale to gain and lose the weight just for a role?
I’m no doctor but I’m going to take a guess and say “not very”.
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Old 08-18-18, 06:35 PM
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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari (2019, D: Mangold) S: Bale, Damon

The extremes Bale has gone to for roles over the years is gonna take a decade off his life. What he did to his body going from the Machinist straight to Batman probably should have killed him.
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