Logan director, James Mangold's period drama, Ford v. Ferrari is the story of automative engineer, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British auto car driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) who build the Ford GT40 from scratch.
The duo battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Shelby and Miles were handpicked by Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) and legendary Ford executive Lee Lacocca (Jon Bernthal), who tells Shelby in the trailer to build the “greatest race car the world’s ever seen”. Shelby recommends Ken Miles, a “pure racer” who also has a reputation for being difficult.
While this is a story about racing and cars, it's also one about friendship; you can see that Bale and Damon have good chemistry together as Miles and Shelby, who were close associates in real life.
Ford v. Ferrari will be released on November 15, and is being positioned as a favourite for the 2020 Oscars..