‘Ford v Ferrari’ Race Re-Creations Better Than The Real Thing

Published on Dec 05, 2019

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Race Re-Creations Better Than The Real Thing

Over a long career that stretches back 25 years, stuntman and stunt coordinator-turned-second-unit-director and actor Darrin Prescott has choreographed many a spectacular car chase and race in such testosterone-fueled movies as “Drive,” “Deadpool 2,” “Baby Driver” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” which won him a Screen Actors Guild award as part of the stunt ensemble.

But when director James Mangold called him up to play famous racer Bob Bondurant and supervise the second-unit action crew for “FordvFerrari,” he knew it’d be a special job.

“He loved what we’d done on ‘Baby Driver,’ and when I asked him how we were going to handle all the classic race cars on this, he just said, ‘We’re going to build ‘em,’” Prescott says.

This was music to Prescott’s ears, as “Ford v Ferrari” chronicles the story of race car legends Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and Ken Miles (Christian Bale

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Iain Blair