Cevert: A very human drama
In Malaysia, Sir Jackie Stewart told Tony Dodgins about a movie that will focus on his career at Tyrrell alongside the late Francois Cevert. As stories go, it has as much to offer a movie as the epic 1976 or 1982 seasons did
I don't know whether it's the success of the Senna movie that's demonstrated how motor racing is not too specialised a theme for a mass audience, but all of a sudden we have a lot of racing films to look forward to.
Ron Howard's portrayal of the 1976 world title battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt will not be short on drama, given that the reality was so compelling and implausible you simply couldn't have made it up. And now, Sir Jackie Stewart is helping Brokeback Mountain producer Bill Pohlad make a movie about the relationship between Jackie and the late Francois Cevert, his Tyrrell team mate in 1971-'73.
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