‘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.”
Ilona Catani Scarlett