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Antonio Banderas to Lead LAMBORGHINI Biopic

May 11, 2017


Antonio Banderas is set to play Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the famous car that also has the same name. Banderas is set to star alongside Alec Baldwin who will play his rival Enzo Ferrari. Michael Radford will direct.

The film from Andrea Iervolino and Monica Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group will span the long life of the iconic entrepreneur, from the manufacturing of tractors (Lamborghini Tractors) at the state of his career, to creating military vehicles during World War II, and then on to designing and building the Lamborghini cars that ultimately defines his profound legacy.

The film aims to tell an extraordinary multi-layered story of a man who helped an entire nation (Italy) get back on its feet after the horrors of WWII, designing a car that revolutionized the global automotive industry and gave much needed luster to the country at a pivotal juncture.

The AMBI Group optioned the rights to “Ferruccio Lamborghini: La Storia Ufficiale (The Official Story)” the biography written by his son Tonino Lamborghini, and are financing and producing with Baby Moresco adapting.

The Lamborghini biopic is also a fiery love story. Ferruccio Lamborghini wasn’t known for being subtle. He was one of the wealthiest men in Italy. A lover of fast luxury cars, Lamborghini had one car for each day of the week, however, Lamborghini’s personal loves extended far beyond cars. His love of women, celebrity lifestyle, and the business of car making made for prodigious drama in Lamborghini’s life and these pursuits and experiences will be just as much of the movie as the cars themselves.

Iervolino said:

“The life and story of Ferruccio Lamborghini is potently epic in so many ways. The screenplay that Bobby penned is a true masterpiece that reflects this tory and now Antonio, Alec and Michael will bring it to life in a way only they can– original, sexy and universally commercial.”

Bacardi said:

“We can’t think of any actors better equipped to take on the roles of Ferrucio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari than multidimensional leading men Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin. This story of Lamborghini is not only about cars, corporations and remarkable careers. There is a particularly fascinating, but lesser-known private life of Lamborghini, and a beautiful love story that will be fun to see brought to life by Antonio.”

Tonino said:

“My book ‘Ferruccio Lamborghini. La Storia Ufficiale (The Official Story) is the only text perfectly respectful of the real life of my father, despite of numerous legends and anecdotes written or told by other people looking for a moment of celebrity. I really believe this film can translate into images and words that great humanity of Ferrucio and transmit to the viewers worldwide my father’s personality: a man full of energy, charisma and passion.”

AMBI plans to shoot the biopic in Italy as well as other locations around the world that played a role in shaping the legend of Italian businessman Ferruccio Lamborghini.

This biopic is not to be confused with Michael Mann’s Ferrari biopic, which has Hugh Jackman attached to playing the leading role.



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