With STX Entertainment ceasing distributing and marketing operations, NEON has grabbed Michael Mann’s highly-anticipated Ferrari, starring Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon, Jack O’Connell and Patrick Dempsey. The movie, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, is an adaptation of Brock Yates‘ Enzo Ferrari — The Man, The Cars, The Races, The Machine. It will chronicle Enzo Ferrari’s life during the 1957 Mille Miglia.
The movie will have its world premiere at the 2023 Venice International Film Festival, before making its way to theatres on December 25. NEON is said to build a large awards campaign for the movie, which is set to be a strong contender coming Oscar season, and was in a highly competitive acquisition of the movie between A24 and an unnamed streamer, per a report from Deadline.
In a statement, NEON CEO and founder Tom Quinn expressed his excitement on the movie, stating that “Michael Mann, one of the most innovative and influential filmmakers in American cinema, was moved by the power of this intensely dramatic story to persist for years to bring it to the big screen. Ferrari reaffirms Neon’s continued commitment to supporting visionary auteurs who push the boundaries of cinema. Working with Michael Mann on Ferrari is a dream come true for Neon.”