It leaked this week that Tom Cruise will likely play the hard-drinking, overalls-wearing, legendary sonofabitch Carroll Shelby in the film adaptation of A.J. Baime's great Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, And Their Battle For Speed And Glory At Le Mans. Here's an excerpt from that book (which you should buy) that explains…
Holy crap, 20th Century Fox is making a movie out of Go Like Hell, the story of how Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans. Also, some possibly-insane guy named Tom Cruise is probably going to play Carroll Shelby.
Telling the story of Ford's attempt to trump Ferrari at Le Mans is easy; it's well known and tailored to car enthusiasts. A.J. Baime's Go Like Hell so exceeds expectations you should skip this review and buy a copy.