Morena Baccarin to star in John DeLorean biopic
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 October 2017
Morena Baccarin is set to star alongside Alec Baldwin in the new untitled biopic based around car maker John DeLorean
Morena Baccarin will be starring in the upcoming John DeLorean scripted documentary.
The 'Deadpool' actress will play Christina Ferrare, the wife of the disgraced automobile engineer, with Alec Baldwin signed on as her husband, Deadline reports.
The upcoming film, which doesn't yet have a title, will feature scripted scenes mixed with real life interviews with colleagues, employees, lawyers, friends and family connected to the disgraced former General Motors head.
John - who died after suffering a stroke in 2005 aged 80 - worked as an engineer for the likes of Chrysler, Packard, General Motors and Chevrolet, rising through the ranks until he was expected to become president of GM.
However, he resigned in 1973 and formed his own DeLorean motor company, but the firm floundered and went into receivership in February 1982 after racking up huge debts.
Scandal hit in October of that year when he was charged with trafficking cocaine after a videotaped FBI sting.
His lawyers argued he had been unfairly targeted and entrapped, and was found not guilty in August 1984, but his reputation was in tatters and he never got his career back on track.
Although currently untitled, the movie will be directed by Don Argott and Sheen M. Joyce and produced by Tamir Ardon alongside XYZ Films and 9.14 Pictures, and is slated for a 2018 release.
The DeLorean car is probably best known for being the time travelling machine in the 'Back To The Future' franchise.
Meanwhile, Baccarin will next be seen reprising her role as Vanessa in the highly anticipated 'Deadpool' sequel, which has just wrapped up filming.