"Based on this trailer, I think I might miss opening night!" the executive tweeted.
Henry Ford II's son Edsel doesn't seem to be a fan of the upcoming drama, "Ford v. Ferrari," which, as the title suggests, depicts aspects of his later father's life.
The first trailer for the Matt Damon and Christian Bale flick, which was released Sunday, shows actor Tracy Letts as Ford Chairman Henry Ford II. And the short preview has already managed to tick off a scion of the great American car family.
When a reporter tweeted Edsel, whose username is @sweepstakes1901, saying it would be a "safe bet" Edsel would be seeing the film opening night, the Ford executive wrote, "Based on this trailer, I think I'll pass. I was at Le Mans in 1966."
Edsel then wrote to the official "Ford v. Ferarri" Twitter account. "Based on this trailer, I think I might miss opening night!" he tweeted. "I knew Henry Ford II and Tracey Letts is no Henry Ford II."
Based on this trailer, I think I’ll pass. I was at Le Mans in 1966.— Sweepstakes (@sweepstakes1901) June 3, 2019
Based on this trailer, I think I might miss opening night! I knew Henry Ford II and Tracey Letts is no Henry Ford II.— Sweepstakes (@sweepstakes1901) June 3, 2019
The highly-anticipated film follows the true story of American car designer and racer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless driver Ken Miles (Bale) as they come together to build a Ford race car to beat the dominating Enzo Ferrari counterparts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
The trailer presents multiple scenes with Henry Ford II. In the first, Letts' Ford tells Shelby (Damon): "This isn't the first time Ford Motors has gone to war. We know how to do more than push paper. Do a headcount. Go to war!"
Later in the teaser, Shelby takes Ford for a spin in a GT40 race car. The intense ride seems to really scare Ford as he screams and breaks down in sobs when they finally make a complete stop.
Alongside Damon, Bale and Letts, "Ford v. Ferrari" stars Josh Lucas, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon. The film is directed by James Mangold, who helmed 2017's "Logan."
Check out the trailer below.
"Ford v Ferrari" is set to be released November 15.
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