Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin will star in a Lamborghini biopic that Michael Radford, the Oscar-nominated director of Il Postino, will direct.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group is producing and financing the project, which will be introduced to buyers in Cannes.
Crash scribe Bobby Moresco is writing the script based on Ferruccio Lamborghini: La storia ufficiale (The official story), the biography written by his son, Tonino Lamborghini. The biopic has a working title of Lamborghini — The Legend.
Banderas will play Lamborghini, while Baldwin will portray his rival, Enzo Ferrari.
By optioning the book, AMBI has the backing of the Lamborghini family. Said Tonino Lamborghini: “My book Ferruccio Lamborghini: La storia ufficiale (The official story) 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.”
The Lamborghini film will span the long life of the entrepreneur, from the manufacturing of tractors at the start of his career and creating military vehicles during World War II to designing and building the Lamborghini cars that ultimately defined his profound legacy.
Banderas is repped by Paradigm, while Baldwin is with CAA. Radford is repped by Primary Wave Entertainment.