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Christian Bale to Star in ‘Ferrari’ Biopic for Michael Mann

Christian Bale is in talks to star in Michael Mann’s next film, about Italian car maker Enzo Ferrari.

The untitled “Ferrari” pic will be shopped at the upcoming Venice and Toronto film festivals. Mann will direct the film after years of development. The movie will follow the rise of the Ferrari as a luxury vehicle in the 1950s.

Bale and Mann collaborated on the Johnny Depp mobster movie “Public Enemies,” in which Bale played FBI agent Melvin Purvis.

Bale was most recently seen in “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and will appear next in Adam McKay’s financial drama “The Big Short.” He is about to start shooting the Terry George film “The Promise” alongside Oscar Isaac. Bale is repped by WME.

Mann last directed Legendary’s “Blackhat,” starring Chris Hemsworth. He is repped by CAA.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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