Jon Bernthal to star in 'Ford vs. Ferrari' alongside Matt Damon and Christian Bale
'Ford vs Ferrari' follows the events that unfolded after Henry Ford II appointed a team of engineers to build a completely new car which would ultimately compete with Ferrari
As Frank Castle, the ruthless and unforgiving vigilante on Marvel's 'The Punisher', Jon Bernthal has not only proven his acting mettle but also the fact that he is a versatile actor who is capable of being a part of star-studded casts.
Now, Deadline reports that the Netflix actor is in talks for starring in director's James Mangold's upcoming film, 'Ford vs. Ferrari', it didn't come as much of a surprise. Mangold, who was recently seen in 'Logan' — the movie that saw Hugh Jackman donning his adamantine claws for the last time as Wolverine — has been attached to a number of eye-grabbing projects.
From 'The Force' to the Boba Fett spinoff, the actor's resume is evolving by the day. However, before all that works out, it seems like Mangold will be dedicating most of his time and effort to Fox’s untitled 'Ford vs. Ferrari' movie — a real-life flick that chronicles the rivalry between the car manufacturers.
As for 'The Punisher' actor, if the casting goes through, he will be joining an absolutely star-studded cast boasting big names like Matt Damon and Christian Bale. According to reports, Bernthal is coming on board to play the role of Lee Iacocca, a marketing executive for Ford who would later become the President and CEO of Chrysler.
Set in the middle of a budding rivalry, 'Ford vs Ferrari' follows the events that unfolded during the times when Iacocca along with Henry Ford II appointed a team of American engineers and designers to build a completely new automobile.
The dynamic team headed by Carroll Shelby (Damon) and British driver Ken Miles (Bale) would be tasked with creating the new design for Ford, which would ultimately compete with Ferrari at the Le Mans World Championship in France in 1966.
In addition to Bernthal, Damon, and Bale, the cast also includes Caitriona Balfe (who will portray the role of Miles' wife) and Noah Jupe (as their son).