20th Century Fox has set a summer 2019 release date for its upcoming James Mangold-directed biopic about the 1966 Le Mans race, set to star Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The still-untitled project will hit theaters June 28, 2019.
Based on a true story, the film tracks a heated rivalry between Ford and Ferrari culminating in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest sports car endurance race. It will focus on the team of American engineers and designers, led by legendary Ford Automotive designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby, and British driver Ken Miles, tasked by Henry Ford II to design a car capable of defeating Ferrari at Le Mans. Damon is set to play Shelby, with Bale portraying Miles.
Meanwhile, Fox’s upcoming action-comedy “Stuber,” starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, will land in theaters May 24, 2019. The film follows a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Nanjiani) who ends up chasing a brutal killer after he picks up a grizzled detective (Bautista).
The studio’s CG animated comedy “Spies in Disguise,” starring Will Smith and Tom Holland, has been shuffled from April 19, 2019 to September 13, 2019. And “Death on the Nile,” the sequel to Fox’s Kenneth Branagh-directed Agatha Christie adaptation “Murder on the Orient Express,” moves from November 8, 2019 to December 20, 2019.