Michael Mann to direct 'Go Like Hell'
Gearheads, rejoice! Michael Mann is nearing a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct “Go Like Hell,” the true story of the furious competition between Ford and Ferrari in 1966, when an American car won the Le Mans for the first time, Variety's Justin Kroll exclusively reports. Based on the book by A.J. Baime, story follows Henry Ford II — with the help of young automotive whiz Lee Iacocca and racing maven Carroll Shelby — as they set about reinventing the Ford Motor Co. by entering the high-stakes world of European car racing. In a handful of years they would develop the Ford GT40 (one of the most celebrated cars in automotive history) and become the first Americans to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Brad Pitt had been considered for the lead, but no casting decisions have been made.Read Full Article