Tom Cruise and Joseph Kosinski might reteam for Go Like Hell

Tom Cruise and Joseph Kosinski

It seems Tom Cruise and Joseph Kosinski had a good time working on OBLIVION together as the two seem intent on working together again.  Next up for the duo is the race car inspired tale GO LIKE HELL that was once a vehicle for director Michael Mann.  But while Mann is away making CYBER with Chris Hemsworth, it seems Tom Cruise and Joseph Kosinski are jumping in the hot project.  The official synopsis of A.J. Baime’s book is below and although it sounds intriguing, I’m surprised any studio would touch a race car movie since they seem to spell doom at the box office.  Nothing is official yet, but as soon as Tom Cruise commits, I’d expect this to move quickly. (TheWrap)

The official Amazon synopsis for the book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle For Speed and Glory at Le Mans” by A. J. Baime: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, “science fiction on wheels,” but was also called “the Assassin” because so many drivers perished while racing them. Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the “pilots” who would drive them to victory, or doom.

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