Senna Director Will Team Up with Martin Scorsese to Make Movie About Rolls-Royce

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Asif Kapadia, the director of the SENNA film, will make a motion picture called Silver Ghost.
The feature film drama Silver Ghost will mark a collaboration between the BAFTA Award winner and the legendary Martin Scorsese, and it will tell the tale of the founders of the Rolls-Royce brand.

This means that the movie will cover the thrilling story of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, the two masterminds behind the iconic British company, and their close friendship with Lord John Douglas-Scott Montagu. The motoring pioneer had a secret affair with his secretary, Eleanor Velasco Thornton.

While this might seem unrelated to the Rolls-Royce brand, Miss Thornton was the inspiration for the famous Spirit of Ecstasy mascot used by the British firm. The mascot was designed by British artist and sculptor Charles Sykes and is present on all Rolls-Royce cars to this day.

The upcoming movie will take the viewers through the highs and lows of what makes us human, promising to deliver an emotional experience that will surpass the big screen and touch the souls of those watching.

As it happened with the SENNA movie, we expect the future Silver Ghost picture to be something worth watching even for those who are not into cars or motorsport. After all, it's the fantastic tale of a group of humans who shaped motoring history and led to the creation of an icon. What's not to like about that?

Silver Ghost is developed by the late Richard Attenborough, an Academy Award winning director. He collaborated with producer Anthony Haas, who will work on the movie with the two names mentioned above, director Asif Kapadia and producer Martin Scorsese.

Judging by the names involved in the production of this film, we expect a compelling cast and a work of art that will break the string of action-packed blockbusters with an emotional story about Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and the events that shaped the history of this brand.
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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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