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Author Topic: NEWS: Tom Cruise to play Carroll Shelby in Go Like Hell...?  (Read 8878 times)
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« on: October 24, 2013, 03:14:28 PM »

TheWrap is reporting that 20th Century Fox is planning to produce a movie based on AJ Baime's book about the GT40 victory at Le Mans in 1966 starring ...*gasp*... Tom Cruise as Carroll Shelby.

Aye-aye-aye!!

I'd be interested in seeing a movie about this story, but please God, let it be something other than a "Tom Cruise Hollywood blockbuster."  yeesh!!

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Tom Cruise, ‘Oblivion’ Director Joseph Kosinski to Reteam for Fox’s ‘Go Like Hell’ (Exclusive)
DEAL CENTRAL | By Jeff Sneider on October 23, 2013 @ 4:27 pm




The movie chronicles automaker Henry Ford II’s rivalry with Enzo Ferrari

Tom Cruise and "Oblivion" director Joseph Kosinski are planning to reteam for the racing movie "Go Like Hell," multiple individuals familiar with the 20th Century Fox project have told TheWrap.

The film is based on A.J. Baime’s book "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans."

While there are no deals in place yet for Cruise or Kosinski, the duo are in talks to develop “Go Like Hell” as a starring vehicle for Cruise.

Story is set in the early 1960s when the Ford Motor Company was falling behind in the sports car marketplace, with baby boomers preferring to buy fast, stylish automobiles rather than safe, comfortable vehicles.

The book follows Henry Ford II, who with the help of young visionary Lee Iacocca and former racing champion-turned-engineer Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company by entering the high-stakes world of European car racing, which had been dominated by Enzo Ferrari up until then.

The trio set out to design, build and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the world’s most prestigious and dangerous race — Le Mans.

Cruise has his eye on the role of Shelby, according to an individual familiar with the project.

Jason Keller wrote a draft of the script back when Michael Mann was developing the project. Paramount has been developing its own version of the story as it owns Shelby’s life rights, as well as a script originally written by Lisa Schrager.

Cruise and Kosinski are coming off of “Oblivion,” which grossed $286 million worldwide. Cruise will first shoot “Mission: Impossible 5″ with frequent collaborator Christopher McQuarrie. The actor knows his way around the race track, having starred in Tony Scott’s 1990 action-drama “Days of Thunder.”

Cruise next stars in Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow,” which Warner Bros. will release June 6. He’s represented by CAA and Greenberg Glusker.

Source: http://www.thewrap.com/tom-cruise-oblivion-director-joseph-kosinski-may-reteam-foxs-go-like-hell-exclusive/

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 03:22:42 PM »

Hope it's not Cruise as anyone in  the film - especially Shelby!

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 03:58:00 PM »

I can't imagine Shelby was that short.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 04:20:18 PM »

Hey that short  guy use to deliver pizzas in my home town .  still a jerk Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 04:33:49 PM »

What happened, I thought it was going to be Pitt, Brolin ,and Mann. Damn.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 04:37:58 PM »

Tom Cruise was big in scca, but only meant, see cruise crash again . can't like that ,Didn't last long


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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 04:45:26 PM »

Only choice in my mind to play Shelby is R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket)....



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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 04:48:10 PM »

^^
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2013, 04:51:13 PM »

Only choice in my mind to play Shelby is R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket)....



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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 04:53:24 PM »

Good call on R.Lee. Who you thinkin for the Duece?

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 04:57:57 PM »

Good call on R.Lee. Who you thinkin for the Duece?

Whoa...tough one....just based on looks...maybe Danny Aiello?



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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2013, 05:29:09 PM »

Ermey and Aiello are too old now to play Shelby c. 1966

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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2013, 05:48:08 PM »

Ermey and Aiello are too old now to play Shelby c. 1966

CGI will git it done ...Ermey has the basic facial structure/look of Shelby....some dark hair and slimming of the face and you got him in 66.

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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2013, 06:22:39 PM »

Im sure they will ruin it ,  especially if cruise is involved   Sad

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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2013, 03:52:57 AM »

Im sure they will ruin it ,  especially if cruise is involved   Sad

I think it is already ruined? That's quite a miscasting. Better off with Will Smith. At least he's taller?

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