Wednesday, 10 August 2011

F1 Film News

Has there ever been a time when there weren't rumours about a Formula 1 film being produced? Here's an interview with Apollo 13 and The Da Vinci Code director, Ron Howard about his project. He "expects" it to be about the 1976 championship battle between Nikki Lauda and James Hunt. This really implies he hasn't actually read the script that has already been written by Frost/Nixon writer Peter Morgan. It will have a "European budget", which I am translating as: "The cars are going to made out of papier mache and any wideshots will be of a Scaletrix track." I am also anticipating an Allo Allo style German accent from the actor playing Lauda. Best guesses for the actor to play Hunt posted as a comment will win a pat on the back.

1 comment:

  1. I'll kick off this competition by suggesting Danny Dyer, as the casting director misheard the character's name.