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15 November 2019 - 'Untitled Ford v Ferrari' (also known as 'Le Mans 66') to be released

The Ford v Ferrari trailer has been released:

The poster is also available.

Photos of Matt and director Tom McCarthy in Oklahoma while researching a film project are available here and here.</font>

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A preview of Ford v Ferrari is at Entertainment Weekly, including a few photos:

In the age of the superhero blockbuster, Ford v Ferrari is “an endangered species,” according to director James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line). Recalls Damon: “As we were making it, we joked that it was the last movie ever. Luckily, we had this great character drama that was inside this other story.” But the old-school approach was crucial in preserving the heart of the film. “These are real people with love and loss and fears that aren’t handled in three mini-moments between the next 100-decibel, 12-minute action sequence,” says Mangold. “And it’s an acting tour de force — Matt and Christian have never been better.”

It certainly made a difference to Jason Bourne veteran Damon, no stranger to filming high-speed car scenes. “To feel those cars come roaring by is why people love racing. It was really exciting to shoot because it didn’t require you to use your imagination, it was all happening around you.”

Director Jams Mangold has advised there will be two different versions of the title — via his Twitter account:

It’s Le Mans 66 in UK and France and some other territories and Ford v Ferrari in the USA and rest of the world.

A different image from the film is at Empire Magazine.

An interview with one of the film's screenwriters is at WISHTV.com

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Matt and Lucy attended the premiere of Catch-22, George Clooney's new series, on Tuesday. Photos are at the Daily Mail

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Matt and Lucy attended the world premiere of Avengers: Endgame in LA on Monday. Photos are at the Daily Mail.

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The first footage from Ford v Ferrari has been shown at CinemaCon. Details are available at Indiewire and Variety.

Perhaps newly-minted Disney employee and Fox Film vice chairman Emma Watts said it best herself: movies like the studio’s “Ford v. Ferrari” are “an endangered species.”

Lucky, then, that Disney inherited the film earlier this month when it acquired 21st Century Fox, and Watts along with it to continue in her role as production president and one of the top creative forces. Watts presented the film to global movie theater owners on Wednesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The film, a muscular look at the engineer and driver who overcame the odds to build a race car for Ford that challenged Ferrari’s dominance, could be an Oscar contender for Fox and its new parent company, Walt Disney Studios.

Ford v. Ferrari’ has always been a mystery with megawatt talent — Christian Bale and Matt Damon star, James Mangold (“Logan”) directs the true story. The Ford car was designed to win the 1966 Le Mans race in France, a legendarily grueling competition that lasts 24 hours and leaves many an automobile in the junkyard.

The racing sequences are exhilarating, made elegant by the vintage car designs and exciting by how often they fall to pieces, catch fire or simply disintegrate in pursuit of glory.

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Matt and family continue to enjoy an extended holiday in Australia, and have recently spent time camping and surfing in Western Australia. Photos from Rottnest Island are available here. More details of the sponsored promotional arrangements for the tour (more than a year in the making for Hemsworth/Pataky), are available here.

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  • Matt, Lucy and family are currently visiting Australia for a holiday. After being in Byron Bay earlier in the week, Matt and Lucy today attended a UFC event in Melbourne with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky - photos are at the Daily Mail.

  • Matt discussed water.org and Ford v Ferrari with the Toronto Sun:

    When we spoke last year, you had nothing on the docket. This June, you’ll be back on the big screen in Ford v. Ferrari. What can we expect from that?
    Well, it’s got Christian Bale in it, so that’s a reason to go see it. Whatever you may think of me, Christian Bale is in the movie, so come see it. It’s going to be really good.
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  • Matt and Gary White have been promoting water.org in Davos and in Spain. From an interview at Mens Journal, thanks to Irina:

    What can you tell us about your upcoming movie Ford v. Ferrari?
    Damon: I’m really excited for people to see that. It’s coming out in June, and it’s about Ford trying to take down Ferrari at the Le Mans race. James Mangold directed it and Christian Baleis in it with me. It was surreal to work with Christian because I’m one of his bigger fans. He was coming off Vice—and from the time we decided to do the movie to the time we started shooting, he dropped 70 pounds. The first day on set, I asked him: “How did you do that?” I’ve lost weight and gained weight for parts, and there are lots of theories on how to do it. And he just looked at me and said: “I didn’t eat.” That guy is cut from a different cloth. He has a monk-like discipline that’s just really impressive to see.

    You originally were going to direct Manchester By the Sea. Do you still have an interest in getting behind the camera?
    Damon: John Krasinski and I originally commissioned Kenny [Lonergan] to write Manchester By the Sea, because I was going to direct it. When I read the script, I went to Kenny and said: “You have to direct it. This is a Kenny Lonergan movie.” So I was going to play the main role, but The Martian was starting, and I just couldn’t get it in. So Casey took over, and that turned out okay. With directing, it’s still something I’m interested in. I’m just looking for the perfect project to do it.
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    All is quiet and no photos or additional information has been released yet for Le Mans 66/Ford v Ferrari.
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