Hollywood has gone rabid with motorsport biopics of late, having already stylised racing legends like James Hunt and Niki Lauda in Rush, Christian Bale’s upcoming role as the reclusive Enzo Ferrari and Tom Cruise’s upcoming role as Carol Shelby.
Well now you can add one more to that list with news from the New Zealand Film Commission that a documentary based on Bruce McLaren, the Godfather of the McLaren Automotive Group and Formula One team, is being produced.
Simply titled McLaren, the documentary will be directed by Roger Donaldson who previously directed The World’s Fastest Indian.
The story follows the stellar career of the New Zealander who designed and raced all his own cars at the highest pinnacle of motorsports including Formula One and the Can-Am series.
Success would be short lived though, as McLaren lost his life at the age of 32 in a crash at Goodwood in 1970. His company would later be sold off to Ron Dennis and turned into the coveted British team it is today, delivering exotic hyper cars for the road such as the McLaren P1.
McLaren is due for release in 2016.