Like every month, HBO Max has run some of the titles available on its service. Unfortunately, this means that moviegoers will no longer be able to easily watch an amazing racing movie on the service. Ford vs. Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, left HBO Max on September 19. Racing fans who want to watch the movie will now simply have to rent it or purchase it from a digital or physical retailer.
Located during the period leading up to the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford vs. Ferrari follows car designer Carroll Shelby, who joins forces with intrepid British racing driver Ken Miles to build a “revolutionary vehicle” for Ford Motor Co. They create the Ford GT40 and use it to defeat the racing cars of Enzo Ferrari. With Bale and Damon, Ford vs. Ferrari starring Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon. James Mangold (Logan, walk the line) directed.
Ford vs. Ferrari hits theaters on November 15, 2019, becoming a commercial success. The film grossed $ 225.5 million worldwide and received critical acclaim. The film won the Oscars for Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing in 2020.
According to Hollywood journalist, the cast and the production crew went to great lengths to make the film as accurate as possible despite some constraints. They recreated the iconic piece from France using a combination of sets in Georgia and California. Bale also lost 45 pounds to accurately represent the race car driver in Miles. As for the cars, the crew used authentic racing cars from the time.
“The movies that people are going to see in theaters these days are escape movies, you know they’re mostly made by computers and CGI,” actor Josh Lucas said. “At one point we had $ 200 million real Ferraris in that scene, it was all real and we could feel it. It helps us as actors when you are dealing with a car going 100 miles an hour. … It makes a difference. “
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