Christian Bale Exits 'Enzo Ferrari' Biopic Citing Health Concerns

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The Michael Mann film is set to begin shooting in spring and the actor was concerned about gaining the necessary weight in that short of time.

Michael Mann's Enzo Ferrari biopic has hit a road bump.

Christian Bale will no longer star in the film due to health concerns that surrounded the weight he would have to gain in order to play the part of the legendary car manufacturer.

The pic is set to begin shooting in spring and the actor was concerned about gaining the necessary weight in that short of time. 

Bale (The Big Short) is no stranger to intense bouts of weight gain and loss for roles, going from emaciated in The Fighter and The Machinist to unhealthily overweight in American Hustle

Mann is currently working on recasting the part so that the springtime shoot can move forward.

The script for Enzo Ferrari was written by scribe Troy Kennedy-Martin (The Italian Job), based on the Brock Yates book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, The Cars, The Races

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