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Ford v. Ferrari just shared it's first official trailer. The Matt Damon and Christian Bale vehicle follows the story of Ford designer Carroll Shelby and his quest to win the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race away from the racing team at Ferrari.
Ford v. Ferrari is the first team-up between Bale and Damon, with the former playing British driver Ken Miles and the latter taking on the legendary auto designer. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bale pitched the film as a "David vs. Goliath vs. Goliath" movie, pitting Shelby and Miles against the Ford Corporation and the perennial winners at Ferrari.
“You’ve got the industrial Goliath with Ford and the charismatic Goliath of reputation with Ferrari, and then this true story of the triumph of the misfits,” he said. “It’s these two friends figuring out how do you deal with these a–holes in suits who know nothing about racing...It transcends racing and becomes something that captures the spirit of people who are willing to risk everything for their love.”
Everyone involved in the movie seemed to have some sense of how anachronistic a historical character study is at the modern cineplex.
“These are real people with love and loss and fears that aren’t handled in three mini-moments between the next 100-decibel, 12-minute action sequence,” Director James Mangold told EW. “And it’s an acting tour de force — Matt and Christian have never been better.”
Take a look at the trailer up top.