Magazine article Screen International

Antonio Banderas, Alec Baldwin Sign on to Lamborghini Project

Magazine article Screen International

Antonio Banderas, Alec Baldwin Sign on to Lamborghini Project

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Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin have signed on to star in the Lamborghini biopic from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Media Group.

AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group, is handling global sales and will introduce the project to buyers in Cannes.

The film has a working title of Lamborghini - The Legend and tells a multi-layered story of a man who helped Italy get back on its feet after the horrors of the Second World War, designing a car that revolutionised the global automotive industry and injected lustre to the country at a pivotal juncture.

Banderas will star as Ferruccio Lamborghini, while Alec Baldwin will co-star as rival Enzo Ferrari.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group optioned the rights to Ferruccio Lamborghini. La Storia Ufficiale (The Official Story) - the biography written by Ferruccio's son Tonino Lamborghini - and are financing and producing the project.

Oscar-nominee Michael Radford has signed on to direct, while Crash screenwriter Bobby Moresco wrote the screenplay.

AMBI plans to shoot Lamborghini in Italy as well as other locations around the world that were significant in Lamborghini's life.

"The life and story of Ferruccio Lamborghini is potently epic in so many ways," Iervolino said. …

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