You would think that starring as Enzo Ferrari in a new movie about the legendary racer and entrepreneur would mean you get to get behind the wheel of a real Ferrari, but unfortunately for Adam Driver, that wasn't the case.
The biopic, titled Ferrari, tells the story of Enzo, a young Italian from humble beginnings who went on to become the most influential figure in the history of motorsport.
Driver plays Enzo, while Michael Mann is the director.
It co-stars Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon, Jack O'Connell and Patrick Dempsey.
While Dempsey was allowed to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Driver wasn't!
“They wouldn’t let me drive the cars for insurance reasons," the actor told Collider.
"They don’t trust me with small pieces of equipment. Big pieces of equipment like sandwiches they’ll let me handle.”
Driver supporters striking actors
At the moment, Driver is promoting Ferrari at the Venice Film Festival. Under strike guidelines, actors are not allowed to undertake any promotional activities, but Driver was given an interim agreement as the movie was independently made away from the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
“I’m very happy to be here to support this movie — the truncated schedule that we had to shoot it, and the efforts of all the incredible actors working on it, and the crew — but also, I’m very proud to be here to be a visual representation of a movie that’s not part of the AMPTP, and to promote the SAG leadership directive, which is an effective tactic, which is the interim agreement,” the Star Wars and House of Gucci star said at a press conference in Venice.
“The other objective is to obviously say, why is it that a smaller distribution company like Neon and STX International can meet the dream demands of what SAG is asking for… but a big company like Netflix and Amazon can’t?
"And every time people from SAG go and support a movie that has agreed to these terms, an interim agreement, it just makes it more obvious that these people are willing to support the people they collaborate with and the others are not.”
Biography / Sport
2023 • 130 minutes