Tom Cruise May Reteam With Oblivion Director For Racing Drama Go Like Hell
It would appear that director Joseph Kosinski and star Tom Cruise got along famously while making the film Oblivion, the sci-fi flick that hit theaters earlier this year, as the duo are already looking to reunite on a new project. The Wrap is reporting that both the star and the filmmaker are in negotiations to make Go Like Hell, an adaptation of A.J. Baime’s book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans."
Based on true events that occurred in the early 1960s, the film will tell the story of how Henry Ford II teamed up with Lee Iacocca and former racing car champion Carroll Shelby to help get the Ford Motor Company back into the sports car marketplace. Together they decide that the best way to do this would be to build and race a car in The 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the most dangerous and prestigious races in the world. This scheme, however, gets the attention of the folks over at Ferrari and motivated a great rivalry.
Go Like Hell is one of those projects that has been circulating around the movie industry for years but has never actually managed to make it to the production stage. Back in 2009 there was talk that the film could star Brad Pitt, Josh Brolin, Russell Crowe, Matt Damon, Eric Bana, or Daniel Day-Lewis, and in 2011 director Michael Mann entered negotiations to helm the movie. This is by far the most forward motion the project has seen in years, and it could have just the right amount of momentum to actually get made.
One major hurdle, of course, is that Cruise is an A-list star who already has some other big commitments. In August it was officially announced that Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie is going to helm the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, and considering that Cruise actually dropped out of Man From U.N.C.L.E. to do the project suggests that it is number one on his list of priorities. Beyond that the star is also attached to the Van Helsing reboot that is in the works over at Universal, though the status of that project is questionable.
Next up we'll see Cruise paired with director Doug Liman and co-stars Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton in the sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow. That movie won't be out until June of next year so it's probably going to still be a while before we get to see the first trailer, but you can check out our coverage of the film's panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con right HERE and scope out the first poster below:
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