Los Angeles: Christian Bale and Noomi Rapace will reportedly star in Paramount's film on the Italian auto mogul Enzo Ferrari.

The 41-year-old English actor will play Ferrari, said The Hollywood Reporter. If a deal is made, Rapace, 35, would play Ferrari's wife, Laura Dominica.

Christian Bale
Christian Bale. Pic/ SantaBanta

Michael Mann will helm the project, which adapts the 1991 book "Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine", written by Brock Yates.

The book recounted Ferrari's ascent, working for Alfa Romeo, first as a racer and then as a developer, founding his own company in 1947, racing victories in the '50s and '60s, letting Fiat slowly take control of the company.

But it also showed Ferrari's tyrannical and manipulative nature, how he pushed drivers to the breaking point (and even death), his hatred of his life-long marriage and his many affairs.