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Duguay takes wheel of Capri’s ‘Villeneuve’

Biopic on life of late Formula One racer

MONTREAL — Toronto-based Capri Films has inked helmer Christian Duguay (“The Art of War”) to direct “Villeneuve,” a biopic about Canuck Formula One racer Gilles Villeneuve.

Capri prexy Gabriella Martinelli will produce. Scribe-helmer Malcolm Clarke will write the script, based in part on the bestselling bio “Villeneuve, the Life of a Legendary Driver.”

His son, Formula One racer Jacques Villeneuve, will act as a consultant and will drive in some of the racing sequences.

Pic is expected to have a budget of around $30 million and will be a Canadian co-production with at least one Euro country.

It will shoot in Quebec and Italy.

Gilles Villeneuve died in a car crash in 1982 during the Formula One qualifying season. The film will begin 15 years later when son Jacques is preparing to race in Jerez, Portugal, the day he won the Formula One championship.

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