• Apr 2, 2009
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. The late, great Formula 1 racer Phil Hill is poised to come back to life in the near future on book shelves and the silver screen. First up is "Limit", a book by Michael Cannell that chronicles the relationship between Hill and his Scuderia Ferrari teammate Wolfgang von Trips over the course of the 1961 F1 season. That season saw (spoiler alert!) Hill crowned World Champion and von Trips killed in crash at the penultimate Italian Grand Prix. But for those of us who are too A.D.D. to crack the spine of a book, the movie rights are already being acquired for big screen production.

The project is being spear-headed by Maguire Entertainment, the production company headed by Tobey Maguire of Spiderman fame, who is slated to take the wheel as the legendary Phil Hill. Screenwriters and producers are already being lined up, but no word on who would co-star as the ill-fated von Trips. Given all that goes into a major Hollywood production these days, don't expect The Limit, as the film will be billed, to come to a theater near you quite so soon, but when it does, we hope it'll be closer to McQueen's Le Mans than to Stallone's Driven.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter | Image: Noah Graham/Getty]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      What, there are no English actors who could do it, Tobey? Can't wait for your fake English accent to kill the movie.
        • 5 Years Ago
        HAHAHAHA! Hey Adam, I have a rock big enough to crawl under for sale.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, since Phil Hill was an American from California, Tobey's accent might be OK.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Moron.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great idea for a movie, but I don't think he's the right actor to fill Hill's shoes--pun intended. I hope Tobey can prove me wrong.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does it count as a spoiler when it happened almost 50 years ago?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, it spoiled it for me, and with that the onus is now on Maguire Entertainment to sell me the movie who must assume I possess that prescient knowledge.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I suppose, if you're 49 years or younger.
      • 5 Years Ago
      @Adam,

      If you didn't know that Phil Hill was an American (one of only two to win an F1 championship), why did you even bother to comment?

      Because if you didn't know he was an American, you don't actually know ANYTHING about him.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How to get me to not see your movie:

      Step 1. Hire Tobey McKidnonactor

      Step 2. Give Mr. McKidnonactor the lead.

      Done.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm blogging the writing of this book. If you'd like to take a look, please to go: www.crimsoncars.blogspost.com.

      Michael Cannell
      • 5 Years Ago
      "we hope it'll be closer to McQueen's Le Mans than to Stallone's Driven."

      AMEN TO THAT BROTHA, AMEN TO THAT.
      • 5 Years Ago
      PETAR DUN DO ITT
      • 5 Years Ago
      Im looking forward to Angry Phil Hill doing a dance down the Lemans straight with slicked back hair
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