[Movies] Go Like Hell Getting Interest from Tom Cruise and Joseph Kosinksi
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.23.2013
A story about the Ford car company…
Deadline reports that a project based on A.J. Baime's nonfiction book, Go Like Hell, is getting interest from Tom Cruise to star and director Joseph Kosinski, who previously directed Cruise in Oblivion.
Below is an official synopsis for the book:
By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather's company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them.
"Go Like Hell" tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done.
The project is currently set up at 20th Century Fox. Kosinski is also attached to an untitled action thriller for Media Rights Capital, an update of The Twilight Zone at Warner Bros., and a potential sequel to TRON: Legacy at Walt Disney Studios.