Baldwin to play rivals in Lamborghini biopic

Los Angeles, May 12 — Actors Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin have signed on to star in a Lamborghini biopic, to be helmed by Oscar-nominated director Michael Radford (Il Postino).

Based on a book by Lamborghini’s son, Tonino, the film currently has the working title Lamborghini — The Legend, with shooting scheduled to start this summer in Italy and other worldwide locales.

The feature will chronicle the life and loves of Ferruccio Lamborghini — the founder of the famous car that bears his name — with Banderas to play the famous entrepreneur, and Baldwin to co-star as his rival Enzo Ferrari.

The project is being produced and financed by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group, and is expected to be introduced to buyers in Cannes (via Deadline).