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Antonio Banderas has been signed to play the starring role of auto magnate Ferruccio Lamborghini in its untitled biopic. Alec Baldwin will be co-starring as Banderas’ rival Enzo Ferrari.
The film follow the beginning of Lamborghini’s career as a manufacturer of tractors, a creator of military vehicles during World War II, and the designer of the well-known Lamborghini cars. Ambi Media Group plans to shoot the film in Italy and other locations worldwide. It currently has the working title of ‘Lamborghini – The Legend.’
Ambi launched development of the biopic in 2015 by optioning movie rights to “Ferruccio Lamborghini. La storia ufficiale” (The official story), written by Ferruccio Lamborghini’s son - Tonino Lamborghini. Regarding the film, Tonino Lamborghini said, “My book is the only text perfectly respectful of the real-life of my father, despite 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 the great humanity of Ferruccio and transmit to the viewers worldwide my father’s personality: a man full of energy, charisma, and passion.”
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