Scorsese driving Rolls Royce pic

Will produce 'Silver Ghost' with Lord Richard Attenborough, Anthony Haas

Martin Scorsese is teaming with Lord Richard Attenborough and Anthony Haas to produce “Silver Ghost,” a drama based on the true story of the founding of Rolls Royce that will be a co-production between the “Hugo” helmer’s Sikelia Prods. banner and Zuma Prods.

“Silver Ghost” is described as a complex love story, not only between men and women, but men and machines. Set at the turn of the last century, it traces the story of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, as well as the love affairs of the famed Beaulieu family.

“When I read the story of ‘Silver Ghost,’ I was mesmerized,” said Scorsese. “I immediately thought, ‘This is a picture that has to be made.’ And when I was asked to come aboard as a producer alongside Richard Attenborough and Anthony Haas, I didn’t hesitate for a moment.”

Said Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, one of the 90 elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords, the upper house of the Parliament in the U.K.: “It is a remarkable story which has long been a family secret and I am delighted that Martin Scorsese has joined Richard Attenborough and Anthony Haas in bringing it to the screen.”

Zuma Prods. was established to produce ‘Silver Ghost’ and is headed by Haas (“Arena”) and his producing partner Attenborough.