Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in ‘Le Mans ‘66’

Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in ‘Le Mans ‘66’
Published: 28 October 2019 - 8:32 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

Academy Award-winners Matt Damon (The Bourne franchise, The Martian, Ocean’s Eleven, The Departed) and Christian Bale (The Batman franchise, American Hustle, The Big Short, Vice) star in Le Mans ‘66, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale).

Together the two battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Le Mans ’66 is directed by James Mangold, who previously co-wrote and directed Walk the Line, with the film subsequently nominated for five Oscars.

Mangold also directed critically acclaimed films including Wolverine and the sequel Logan which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the first live-action superhero movie to be nominated the category.

“I love cars, I love the gear, but I find the world, the pursuit of perfection, fascinating. I think it’s a great allegory for almost anything in life and I love the sense of speed and the danger of it all. I’m interested in making something come to life so it feels like, ‘I’m not sure where this thing is going…!’ That excitement of watching a film and not knowing how it’s going to play, that’s what I’m interested in,” James Mangold, director.

Le Mans ’66 had its premiere at the Telluride Film Fest on the 30th August 2019 receiving extremely positive reviews for the both the stellar performances and action-packed racing sequences. The movie releases throughout UAE the 28th November in MAX, 4DX, MX4D and Dolby Vision.


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