Watch Ford v Ferrari
- 2 hr 32 min
In the action drama Ford v Ferrari, an American car designer tries to build a really fast car. With the help of a British race-car driver, he hopes to dethrone the reigning king of fast cars, Enzo Ferrari. The film was originally slated to star Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, but they were replaced by Christian Bale and Matt Damon. In 1963, Ford Motor Company Vice President Lee Iacocca proposes to Henry Ford II to purchase the Italian cash-strapped Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari however, uses Ford's offer to secure a more lucrative deal with Fiat that allows him to retain complete ownership of Scuderia Ferrari. In rejecting the proposed deal with Ford, Ferrari also intentionally insults both Ford Motor and Henry Ford II. In response, a furious Ford orders his racing division to build a car to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans. For this task, Iacocca hires Shelby American owner Carroll Shelby, a former driver who won Le Mans in 1959 but was forced to retire due to a heart condition. In turn, Shelby enlists the help of his friend Ken Miles, a hot-tempered British racer and struggling mechanic. The film has received mostly positive reviews from professional critics.