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Christopher Bruce2013-10-28 17:44:10

Tom Cruise Planning 'Go Like Hell' Movie, May Play Carroll Shelby

The book tells the story of Ford versus Ferrari

 
 
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Cruise test drove an F1 car in 2011

It might not be the first thing that you think of when considering Tom Cruise, but he loves cars and motorcycles. He became friends with Paul Newman while working with him on The Color of Money, and he raced one of Newman's NissansNissanNissanJapan, 1932 > present159 models
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in several regional races in the late 80s. More recently, he was the first person to take delivery of a Ducati Desmodedici RR in 2008. Now, Cruise wants to bring his love of cars to the screen by producing a film based on the book Go Like Hell. The weirdest part is that Cruise may star as Carroll Shelby.

The film industry trade magazine Variety reports that Cruise and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski are working with Fox to bring the book to the big screen, and that Cruise would reportedly be cast as Shelby. While the two men look nothing alike, that has never stood in the way of Hollywood in the past. 

The book tells the story of Ford's attempts from 1963 to 1969 to dominate the world of sports car racing and end Ferrari'sFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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dominance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Ford GT40GT40Ford GT40United Kingdom, 1964 > present23 photos
. The story begins with Henry Ford II's failed attempt to buy Ferrari from Enzo Ferrari, and his decision that if he could not own the company, then he would beat them on the track.

Source: Variety

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GT40GT40
GT40GT40
Engine
V 8
Displacement
256 cu in
Top Speed
140 mph
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Maximum power
355 hp @ 7200 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
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annual ownership cost
$ 1.042

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