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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 25 February 2005 01:52 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Christian Duguay Helming Villeneuve

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Toronto-based Capri Films has signed helmer Christian Duguay (The Art of War) to direct Villeneuve, a biopic about Canadian Formula One racer Gilles Villeneuve.

Screenwriter/helmer Malcolm Clarke will write the script, based in part on the bestselling bio "Villeneuve, the Life of a Legendary Driver." His son, Formula One racer Jacques Villeneuve, will act as a consultant and will drive in some of the racing sequences.

The movie is expected to have a budget of around $30 million


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Reverend Blair
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posted 25 February 2005 02:33 PM      Profile for Reverend Blair   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll be waiting for that one.
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posted 25 February 2005 03:29 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I grew up watching Formula One. My early heroes were Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jack Braham. I never liked Mario Andretti much - I greatly prefrred the other American, Phil Hill. Then came Gilles Villenueve. Woo hoo! Fantastic driver. I loved the guy, I shed a tear when he died. Then Jacques Villeneuve, who went on to win both the Indy Car championship and Formula One - twice. I'll be looking for the film as well. I have several Ferrari books here and used to collect Ferrari miniatures.

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posted 25 February 2005 03:37 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I grew up watching F1 and Indy Car, too. It was a shame when IRL and Champ Car split - I think it did a real disservice to North American open-wheel racing fans.
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Reverend Blair
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posted 25 February 2005 05:33 PM      Profile for Reverend Blair   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If I ever get a hold of Tony George it will be by throat for what he did to CART.

I still consider Mario Andretti the best driver ever because he also won the Daytona 500 and was so many dirt track races. He probably would have won a tractor pull if he'd entered too. You don't see that kind of versatility around much.


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posted 25 February 2005 07:48 PM      Profile for JayWay     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Has anyone read the book this film will be based on - Gilles Villeneuve: Life of a Legendary Racing Driver by Gerry Donaldson?

Fantastic read. One of the finest pieces of motorsports scribbling in recent memory.

I look forward to the movie. Hopefully with Jacques' involvement the final product will do justice to the life of the great man.


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posted 25 February 2005 10:41 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not related to this thread, but when I get around to it, I'll post some photos from long ago - of vintage car races at Mosport and Shannonville, and film maker David Cronenberg's vintage car racers. Maybe a photo of my vintage mini cooper, too, which I don't have anymore.
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