Rolls-Royce is already famed around the world for producing some of the most luxurious cars on the planet, but it seems Martin Scorsese thinks there’s more of interest about the company than that, as Variety reports that he’s teaming up with Richard Attenborough and Anthony Haas to produce a film called Silver Ghost, which will tell the story of how Charles Rolls and Henry Royce partnered up to create the car company.
Silver Ghost is described as a complex love story, not only between men and women, but men and machines. Set at the turn of the last century, it traces the story of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, as well as the love affairs of the famed Beaulieu family (who started up the famed motor museum). Apparently one of the members of that family called the story a long-gestating ‘family secret’ but felt Scorsese, Attenborough and Haas would do the story justice and so have given them permission to go with it, although Variety doesn’t say exactly what that secret it.
Scorsese comments, “When I read the story of Silver Ghost, I was mesmerised. I immediately thought, ‘This is a picture that has to be made.’ And when I was asked to come aboard as a producer alongside Richard Attenborough and Anthony Haas, I didn’t hesitate for a moment.”
At the moment there’s no sign Scorsese will also direct, but it’s always a possibility, nor is there any indication when the movie might shoot.