There's an Upcoming Movie About Ferruccio Lamborghini

Car nuts or not nuts, everybody knows the story about how Ferruccio Lamborghini, who was building tractors at the time, famously told Enzo Ferrari exactly what he thought about his cars, which Ferruccio always had problems with. As the story goes, Enzo didn't take the criticism very well and told Ferruccio to stick to his tractors. The rest, as they say, is history.
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Numerous versions of that story have been told, but never on the big screen. With a movie about Enzo Ferrari's life scheduled to begin shooting next summer, the world needed a Ferruccio Lamborghini movie as well. Or at least, we needed it. Well, we're getting it!

AMBI Group, a movie production and distribution company, has optioned the rights to Lamborghini's life story and plans to start shooting in 2016. The movie's working title isn't very imaginative: "Lamborghini - The Legend." Let's hope they change it. Is "The Running of the Bull" taken? If not, call us and we'll talk business, AMBI.

"Ferruccio Lamborghini was a pioneering businessman who brought honor to Italy and helped raise worldwide awareness for not just cars, but all products made in Italy," Andrea Iervolino, co-founder of AMBI and one of the movie's producers, told Variety. Yes, you guessed it! Iervolino is also Italian. He's best known for co-producing The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino.

"Lamborghini - The Legend" will be shot primarily on location in Italy, but also in other parts of the world. It will tell more than the Automobili Lamborghini part of Ferruccio's life, starting with his beginnings as tractor manufacturer and covering the war years when Lamborghini made military vehicles. His son, Tonino, will serve as a consultant for the movie.

Although famous for his iconic automobiles, Ferruccio Lamborghini was actually involved in car-making for only 11 years! He founded Automobili Lamborghini in 1963, but financial troubles forced him to sell the controlling stake of 51% to a Swiss businessman, in 1970. By 1974, he had sold his remaining shares and was out the gate at Sant'Agata Bolognese. He died in 1993.

Whom do you see playing Ferruccio in the upcoming movie? Tell us in the comments.
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