Adam Driver and the cast of Ferrari of michael mann they were in the Venice Film Festival on Thursday, giving the Biennale a much-needed boost of star power for one of this year’s most anticipated films.
Driver plays the legendary Italian car manufacturer Enzo Ferrari in the new biopic, co-starring Penelope Cruz like his wife Laura Ferrari and shailene woodley like her lover Lina Lardy. The drama, which will have its world premiere in Venice on Thursday night, depicts a turning point in the life of Ferrari and in the history of his car company. Jack O’Connell and Patrick Dempsey they co-star as Italian racers.
Adam Driver and Michael Mann’s opinion on the Hollywood strikes
Driver and Mann alternated between discussing the film and talking about the dual strikes that dominate discussion among industry attendees in Venice. Ferrari received a waiver from SAG-AFTRA’s provisional agreement to allow Driver and his co-star Dempsey to attend Venice to promote the film.
One of the conditions of the exemption is that distributors comply with SAG-AFTRA’s demands, which streaming platforms have not done.
“How is it possible that small distributors like Neon and STX International can meet the union’s demands even before negotiations but for big companies like Netflix and Amazon it’s impossible?”Driver asked wryly while stressing his full support for the SAG-AFTRA union.
Going to Venice to support the film, Driver said he hoped it would help “stop the bleeding a bit” by helping people from IATSE and SAG-AFTRA get to work.
Mann made it clear that “individually and collectively we all stand in complete solidarity with SAG and also with the Writers Guild strike.”
“Ferrari was built because the people who worked at Ferrari made it by giving up large chunks of salaries, in the case of Adam and myself”Mann added. “It wasn’t made by a big studio; no big studio wrote us a check. And that is why we are here, in solidarity”.
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