FERRUCCIO LAMBORGHINI. THE OF­FI­CIAL STORY

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‘The Leg­end’ is the work­ing ti­tle of the biopic about the founder of the Lamborghini au­to­mo­tive com­pany that will be di­rected by Michael Rad­ford (‘The Mer­chant of Venice’, ‘The Post­man’) and in­ter­preted by An­to­nio Ban­deras in the role of Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Alec Bald­win in the role of his ri­val, Enzo Fer­rari. The pro­ducer Ambi Group launched the de­vel­op­ment in 2015 by ac­quir­ing the rights for the movie of the book ‘Ferruccio Lamborghini. The of­fi­cial story’, writ­ten by Ferruccio’s son, Tonino Lamborghini.

Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the homony­mous, glo­ri­ous sports car brand, was born in 1916 and died in 1993. The movie cov­ers the en­light­ened en­tre­pre­neur’s long life, his ex­pe­ri­ence with mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, the pro­duc­tion of state-of-the-art trac­tors that were af­ford­able even for farm­ers hit by the post­war cri­sis, and the de­sign and pro­duc­tion of ex­tra­or­di­nary sports cars. Those sports cars, thanks to his abil­ity to com­pletely change the au­to­mo­tive par­a­digms in terms of style, me­chan­ics, and en­gi­neer­ing, con­sti­tute part of the im­por­tant legacy that he left to the world of au­to­mo­tive and de­sign. But Lamborghini’s pas­sions stretched far be­yond the world of me­chan­ics and he con­ducted an ex­tra­or­di­nary life­style among work­men, farm­ers and celebri­ties from Dolce Vita.

Tonino Lamborghini com­mented: “This film can trans­late into the images and words Ferruccio’s great hu­man­ity and con­vey to a world­wide au­di­ence my fa­ther’s per­son­al­ity: a man full of en­ergy, charisma and pas­sion.”

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