Ridley & Tony Scott Producing Le Mans Drama THE DRIVERS
It was announced today that Ridley and Tony Scott a are going to produce The Drivers, a series based on the high-octane 24-hour motor race in Le Mans during the 1950s-1960s.
There has been a strong interest in the 60’s ever since the success of Mad Men on AMC. The Drivers can be added to a list of new shows set during the period like Playboy and Pan Am. Scott Free will co-produce with Headline Pictures and Sennet Entertainment the project. Funding’scoming from FremantleMedia as part of their plan to develop and package drama series for the international market.
“I grew up in the North of England at a time when Stirling Moss was a hero. Everyone wanted to be a racing driver. This is a hugely ambitious project and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tell the story of these iconic and legendary men who risked everything to win at Le Mans. It’s an epic story of courage and ambition and a history of racing which has never been told on such a grand scale.”