Featuring Ron Howard’s athletic biopic hurry After winning one of the most intense European rivalries in Formula 1 racing, rallying will now receive the same treatment, and again with Daniel Brühl at the wheel.
The king’s man and The keeper’s wife star collaborates with Riccardo Scamarcio (John Wick 2, Loro) and Volker Bruch (Babylon Berlin) to the 2 winInspired by the events surrounding the legendary 1983 World Rally Championship.
By Italian director Stefano Mordini (The players, pericle), the film aims to chronicle the rivalry between Germany (Audi) and Italy (Lancia). The sporting struggle was billed as a David vs. Goliath tale, in which Italian flair, sass and imagination battled German engineering and perfection in a race to the finish.
Lebowski is producing the film with Recorded Picture Company and Metropolitan Films. Rai is the Italian distributor. 2 wins is produced by Jeremy Thomas along with Scamarcio (The players, L’ombra del giorno). Production on the film will begin in mid-May in Italy and Greece with access to some real-world filming locations including the Lancia office and the Balocco test track. HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales and will begin sales in Cannes.
Filippo Bologna (Perfect strangers) co-wrote the screenplay with Mordini and Scamarcio. Mordini and Scamarcio are close collaborators who first worked together on the crime drama pericles, screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Since then, the duo has worked together three times The invisible witness, The players and last The Catholic School. Mordini’s films have screened at film festivals around the world and he was previously nominated for a Golden Bear at the 2005 Berlinale and a Queer Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. 2 win marks his first English language feature film.
Against the formidable competitor Roland Gumpert (Brühl) and his superior Audi team (including Michele Mouton, Queen of Speed himself), Lancia team boss Cesare Fiorio (Scamarcio) was threatened with certain defeat at the 1983 World Rally Championship. But Fiorio’s ingenuity and cunning rise to the challenge and he sets out to steal victory. As with any good heist, Fiorio assembles an unusual team, including Jane McCoy, the team’s doctor and nutritionist, who becomes a necessary foil to Cesare’s bravery. Cesare’s stroke of luck comes when he persuades the zen-like Walter Rohl (Bruch) to drive for Lancia. But the catch is that Röhl will only compete in the races that he enjoys. Fiorio uses every trick at his disposal, bending the rules as he moves into dangerous terrain on and off the track, all in his ruthless desire to win.
“2 win is the story of a duel. The story of a friendship, a rivalry. Win or lose, ready to risk it all,” Scamarcio said.
“This human and mechanical rivalry, with a desire to win on one’s own terms, will delight audiences worldwide,” added Thomas.
“It’s exciting to see Scamarcio and Mordini reuniting 2 win‘ commented Gabrielle Stewart, Managing Director of HanWay Films. “They have real passion as a creative partnership. Her energy and kinetic vision for the film is compelling and will bring to life the colourful, dynamic world surrounding the 1983 World Rally Championship with all of her larger than life characters.”