According to a new report, Tomb Cruise is teaming up with director Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) once more for the new racing movie “Go Like Hell”.
TheWrap writes that while no deals have been brokered between the two, both Cruise and Kosinski are talking about the project and there is a high probability of Cruise starring in the movie.
The film is based on A.J. Baime’s book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans” and is set in the early 1960s when the Ford Motor Company was slowly being pushed out of the sports car market. This was largely due to the fact that many wanted to go for fast and even faster cars, signifying a lavish and stylish life-style; while on the other hand Ford dealt in safety and comfort rather than the high demand of speed.
If the movie does go ahead, Cruise will land the role of Henry Ford II, who teams up with young visionary Lee Iacocca and former racing champion-turned-engineer Carroll Shelby to bring the Ford company back into the spotlight. For this purpose, Ford hatches a plan to take part in the world of European car racing and go up against the dominant Enzo Ferrari. As the movie pans out, the trio set out to carefully design, build and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game.
Cruise’s last venture with Kosinski on “Oblivion” was a highly successful one with the movie grossing $286 million worldwide.