Banderas to make Senna film
Submitted by DailyF1 on September 17, 2001 at 11:16:41:
Hollywood star Antonio Banderas is to play Ayrton Senna in a new film chronicling
the late Brazilian’s life and brilliant career in Grand Prix racing.
The film will centre on Senna’s final months before his fatal accident at the San
Marino Grand Prix on May 1, 1994, and newspaper reports suggest it could reveal
new details about Senna’s life and the accident itself.
Banderas has been working with Senna’s family, particularly his sister Vivanne to
source personal anecdotes.
‘There are a lot of things people know but there are also a lot of things that
people don't know and that only the family can reveal,’ Vivanne Senna told the
‘Antonio Banderas wanted us to collaborate and bring that side of things to light
- all that Ayrton saw and felt, both on and off the track.’