From the pulse-pounding Senna to his intimate (and button-pushing) Amy Winehouse documentary, filmmaker Asif Kapadia has developed a knack for transitioning real-life events on the silver screen with aplomb. It’s a talent that hasn’t gone unnoticed, either, and the director’s next project will pave the way for an exciting collaboration with Martin Scorsese.
Getting behind the wheel of Rolls Royce origins drama Silver Ghost, Kapadia’s next foray behind the lens will be brought to life in partnership via Sikelia Productions and Zuma Productions, with Scorsese on board to produce. First hatched back in 2012 by the late, great Richard Attenborough, Scorsese has been attached to the feature film for years, and now that Silver Ghost has landed a director, the wheels will surely creak into motion.
Held up as two mavericks that dared to be different in the hyper-competitive world of car manufacturing, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, Rolls Royce was founded back in 1904 and to this day holds a reputation for luxury vehicles. But Attenborough’s pitch is more designed to shed light behind the scenes of the iconic company, with the Kapadia teasing a “true story [that] weaves together the lives of five remarkable people that changed the destiny of the Western world and I am delighted to be working together with the legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Anthony Haas to bring it to the screen.”
Marking his first narrative feature film in almost a decade – the last was 2007’s Far North – Asif Kapadia’s Silver Ghost will now begin the journey in front of the cameras, with the search now on for actors to fill the roles of Rolls and Royce.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter