Call us optimistic, but it seems that a golden age of racing movies could be upon us once again. After classics like Le Mans and Grand Prix gave way to cheeseballs like Days of Thunder and Driven, the past few years have given us the epic documentary Senna and the recent blockbuster Rush. And the next great racing movie could be speeding around the corner.

That movie is called Go Like Hell, a film adaptation of the AJ Baime book about the epic showdown between Ford and Ferrari at Le Mans in the 1960s. Just a couple of months ago we brought you news that Tom Cruise had signed on to play Carroll Shelby, and now the buzz on the streets of Hollywood has it that Brad Pitt has signed on as well.

Just what roll Pitt would play in the movie remains to be seen, but he was reportedly first approached about the project when Michael Mann was in the director's chair. Now that Oblivion director Joseph Kosinki has taken over, Pitt has reportedly signed on the dotted line.


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      brian peters
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's unfortunate. I would love to see the movie but will not spend a dime on anything with Tom Cruise.
      CJ_313
      • 1 Year Ago
      All I see when I look at Tom Cruise is a closeted oddball. His strange overly-transparent behavior over the years has made him unbearable to watch in movies for me.
      Proudly
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tom Cruise as Carroll Shelby?????? Talk about miscasting. The only role Tom Cruise is capable of playing is Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise is a celebrity, not an actor.
        ffelix422
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Proudly
        Tom actually plays Tom in different situations. Arrogant, cocky, angry, rich-guy. No range as an actor.
      Stuka
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why msut they put Tom Cruise into movies like this? I refuse to watch ANYTHING with him in it. So even if this was the best movie on earth, I would not watch it. And the fact that they are casting him to play Shelby is a disgrace.
      Daniel Macbeth
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tom cruise playing role of Carroll Shelby. Like a cheese sandwich posing as a spaghetti dinner (with meatballs).
      Mark Gimelli
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sure they will gloss over the fact the GT 40 was designed and built in England, not the US.
      x19x19
      • 1 Year Ago
      Go Like Hell is a good, if somewhat simplistic, read for anyone familiar with the late 60's Ford / Ferrari LeMans story. I'm having difficulty seeing how there is enough drama here to translate to a motion picture. Story line is basically a corporate giant (Ford) gets pissed at a small boutique manufacturer (Ferrari), because they would not sell their business to them and therefore decides to beat them in international road racing. Don't see much interest here from your typical teenage movie going audience. Cruise as Shelby, please!!!
        MotionDesigner
        • 1 Year Ago
        @x19x19
        I for one hope this movie is NOT catered to the typical teenage movie going audience.
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MotionDesigner
          Lol.. A lot of needless explosions.
        mbmorrow4
        • 1 Year Ago
        @x19x19
        Actually the meat of the story is the personalities of the people involved. Enzo Ferrari and Henry Ford II were two of the most interesting characters in the automobile business in the '60s. Add in Carroll Shelby and there is a great story to tell. The racing footage of the GT 40s finishing 1-2-3 at LeMans will look great on the big screen.
      nineeleventothecore
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yummo!
      Dean V. Ricci
      • 4 Months Ago
      Who can we write to, so that Hollywood gets the message Tom Cruise needs to be removed from this project?
      Dean V. Ricci
      • 4 Months Ago
      Tom Cruise as Carroll Shelby? How does that work? How do you cast Hollywood's biggest douche to play an American Icon? Hollywood, stick to making movies based on cartoons.
      mikemisa
      • 1 Year Ago
      How in the world can they sit there and cast tom cruise as the late great Carol Shelby? That's an insult to the poor guy, tom doesn't look look anything like him at all this is a disgrace. I never liked tom cruise, never have and never will. All I can say, this movie will flop like a fish.
      alina.amir
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt both are terrific actors. I would love to watch their film. And just because Tom's personal life isn't that good doesn't mean we should start comparing it with his professional life. He is a superb actor which is why he earned a lot of award nominations and wins. And cuz of his acting skills he's chosen for any type of role, height or weight doesn't matter at all if you can give a great performance :))
        Stuka
        • 1 Year Ago
        @alina.amir
        Tom cruise is NOT a superb actor. He knows how to play one character, and one character only.
        MotionDesigner
        • 1 Year Ago
        @alina.amir
        I agree, Tom Cruise is a good actor despite his one-dimensionality... he still does a good job in the roles he's casted in. I enjoyed a lot of movies he's in such as Vanilla Sky, Collateral, Mission Impossible 1 & 3 (2 sucked because of horrible directing) and even Top Gun. His personal life is another story...
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