With the Senna biopic now streaming to television sets everywhere, reports are coming in that another film is undergoing production that focuses on Niki Lauda.

The Austrian driver is a three-time Formula One World Champion and rated as one of the best of all time. His career spanned over the 1970s and 1980s, driving most notably for Ferrari, then coming out of retirement to score his third world championship with McLaren – a move that Michael Schumacher surely took to heart.

The film reportedly focuses on the 1976 championship, when Lauda crashed at the Nürburgring, losing his right ear and suffering severe burns to his face. He returned – spoiler alert! – just six weeks later having missed two grands prix, and only to lose the title to James Hunt by just one point.

The screenplay is reportedly being written by Peter Morgan, best known for his work on Frost/Nixon and The Queen. They're apparently still hunting for director and producers, but as for the actor who will play the lead role, Lauda himself reportedly quipped, "Anyone who is 25 or 26 with his right ear burnt off and dreams to be made up to look like me can start making plans."

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Senn is not available on netflix... they took it down early and a lot of people didn't get to see it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm 23 and am willing to cut my ear off for the sake of acting and racing, my two favorite things in the world. Send me the screenplay
      Jon Naylor
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Senna" was only released for the anniversary, not permanently.
      • 4 Years Ago
      woooooooo what a pic !!!!!! I remember my favorite driver...Gilles Villeneuve when on photos was "drifting" and U can saw the chasis twisted .......... when F1 was for man like group C or B :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      This sounds great, but what ever happened to that Phil Hill biopic? I've heard about too many exciting racing-themed movies that never seemed to make it to get my hopes up for this...
      Nikolas Khan
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great news! This is awesome! My dad even named me after Niki Lauda
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