Tom Cruise & 'Oblivion' Director Reteam for 'Go Like Hell' Racing Film
Almost exactly four years ago we learned that Brad Pitt and Josh Brolin might be interested in a project called Go Like Hell. The film would be based on A.J. Baime's non-fiction book Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans, which tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and former racing champ turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. Michael Mann was once circling the project in 2011, but that never solidified, and now The Wrap reports Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is involved.
There's no deal in place for Kosinski yet, but his Oblivion star Tom Cruise is also in talks to develop the film as a starring vehicle, where he would play Henry Ford II. This is a wholly engaging story as the three prominent men in automobile history 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 Enzo Ferrari at his own game at 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. This sounds like it could be awesome, especially with the Days of Thunder star returning to the racetrack for the first time in 23 years. Sound good?