Scamarcio stars in the film and serves as co-writer and producer of the exhilarating sports drama from Lionsgate, which hits theaters and VOD platforms on January 5th, 2024.
Feel the thrill of the road with this action-packed sports drama inspired by true events. Daniel Brühl (The King’s Man) and Riccardo Scamarcio (A Haunting in Venice) star in a true David vs. Goliath story spotlighting the intense rivalry between Germany (Audi) and Italy (Lancia) at the 1983 Rally World Championships. Against all odds, Lancia battles to regain its former glory with an unbeatable combination of bold innovation and extraordinary courage.
Riccardo Scamarcio Bio
Born in Trani in 1979, he trained at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. An actor in cinema, theatre and television, he reached the public eye in 2004 with the film Tre metri sopra il cielo with which he won the ‘Golden Globe’ for best new actor.
In 2007 he was in cinemas with four films: Mio fratello è figlio unico, directed by Daniele Luchetti, Manuale d’amore – Capitolo successivi, directed by Giovanni Veronesi, Go Go Tales, directed by Abel Ferrara and Ho voglia di te, directed by Luis Prieto. In 2008, he returned to the big screen with the thriller Colpo d’occhio, directed by Sergio Rubini; this film was followed by: Italians, directed by Giovanni Veronesi, Il grande sogno, directed by Michele Placido, Verso l’eden, directed by Costa-Gavras and La prima linea, directed by Renato De Maria, all in cinemas in 2009.
In 2011 he starred in the film Manuale d’amore 3by Giovanni Veronesi and played in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet directed by Valerio Binasco, alongside Deniz Özdogan. Riccardo Scamarcio, Valeria Golino and Viola Prestieri founded the Buena Onda production, the company’s latest work being Pericle il nero, preceded by Per amor vostro by Giuseppe Maria Gaudino, which earned star Valeria Golino the Coppa Volpi at the Venice Film Festival. In 2013, they produced the award-winning film Miele directed by Valeria Golino and starring Jasmine Trinca and Carlo Cecchi. In 2013, he shot Una piccola impresa meridionale under the direction of Rocco Papaleo. He co-starred in the film Gibraltar in France and opposite Emma Thompson in Richard Laxton’s TV film Effie shot in England.
In the same year, he starred in the film Un ragazzo d’oro by Pupi Avati with Sharon Stone. In 2014 he was at the Venice Film Festival to present Pasolini where he played Ninetto Davoli directed by Abel Ferrara and as a producer he presented Renato De Maria’s La vita oscena, in competition in the Orizzonti section. In the meantime, he filmed Vincenzo Marra’s La prima luce and John Wells’ Burnt, an American production alongside Bradley Cooper. At the end of the same year he was in the cast of London Spy a BBC TV series directed by Jacob Verbrugge.
2015 saw him star in Nessuno si salva da solo directed by Sergio Castellitto alongside Jasmine Trinca. In the same year he filmed in Azerbaijan the English film Ali and Nino by Asif Kapadia, Pericle il nero by Stefano Mordini (of which he is also a producer) set in Belgium and based on the book of the same name by Giuseppe Ferrandino. Between late 2015 and early 2016 he divided his time between New York and Rome to film the second chapter of John Wick alongside Keanu Reeves directed by Chad Stahelski. In the same year, he filmed Roberto Faenza’s La verità sta in cielo and Lisa Azuelos’ Dalida. In 2017 after a new international project, George Ratliff’s Welcome Home, he was on the set of Valeria Golino’s second feature Euforia, alongside Valerio Mastandrea, and Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film, Loro.
In 2018 he starred in Andrea Zaccariello’s Non sono un assassino, Stefano Mordini’s Il testimone invisibile, Guido Lombardi’s Il ladro di giorni and Renato De Maria’s Lo spietato. He also took part in the cast of the films Les traducteurs by Régis Roinsard and I villeggianti by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. The following year, she filmed Ginevra Elkann’s debut feature, Magari, and Nanni Moretti’s forthcoming Tre piani. With Lebowski, the production company founded with her brother Nicola, she produced and starred in two films: Gli infedeli directed by Stefano Mordini and L’ultimo Paradiso, directed by Rocco Ricciardulli and co-produced with Netflix. In 2020, he completed shooting Michele Placido’s new film L’ombra di Caravaggio, an international co-production, as Michelangelo Merisi. In 2021, he shot L’ombra del giorno by Giuseppe Piccioni, which he also produced together with Rai Cinema, Face a toi, an Italian-French co-production, and Quasi orfano by Umberto Carteni, produced by Rodeo Drive. In 2022 he completed shooting Stefano Mordini’s new film, Race For Glory: Audi Vs Lancia, produced by his Lebowski with HanWay Films together with Rai Cinema.
His most recent works are the new film by Renato De Maria, produced by Picomedia with Netflix, Sei fratelli by Simone Godano produced by Greenland and the film A Haunting in Venice, by and with Kenneth Branagh. He will soon return to the set as the star of Modi, a biopic on Modigliani directed by Johnny Depp, Al Pacino is also in the cast.