A while back we learned that a film was being produced based on the life of Enzo Ferrari the father of, well, Ferrari. This was in and of itself somewhat mundane news to me until I learned that Christian Bale would be playing a young Enzo while Robert Freakin De Niro would play Enzo in is later years. I was beyond sold at that point but it looks like there is some unfortunate news on the films development today.
It looks like Christian Bale has decided to back out of the movie due to “health concerns”. Apparently Enzo was a bit on the chubby side in his younger days so the naturally fit Bale felt it necessary to gain some weight to better fit the role. However, after taking a second look at the film’s production schedule Bale realized that he couldn’t “safely” gain the required weight in time to start shooting so he had to call it quits.
This sucks as I think Bale is a great actor and he really transforms into his roles but I am still holding out hope that this movie will turn out well. The film’s director Michael Mann is currently on the search for a replacement for the former Batman actor.
Who do you think would be a good fit to play a young Enzo Ferrari? Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.