Ben Younger, an American Director is going to do a complete racing thriller movie based on the Isle of Man TT event. The cast lineup includes none other than Matt Damon and Liam Neeson. The TT is the most dangerous motorsports event in the world.
Younger's new movie ‘Bleed For This' is set for a worldwide release on 2 December 2016. After that, he will do his dream project which he has been working on since the 2000s.
The story of the movie revolves around an American motorcycle racer who comes out of retirement to compete in the most dangerous two-wheeler event held on earth, the Isle of Man TT.
The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is an event held annually on the Isle of Man in May or June. The TT was first conducted in 1907 and for many, it is the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world.
The Isle of Man is a small island in the Irish sea between England and Northern Ireland. Along with this star cast, TT veteran Cameron Donald will also become a part of the film. The racer is going to be the body double for Damon's character.
It is reported that Donald will be riding a new Honda CBR Fireblade for this film during the two-week event of the TT 2017. The Australian has two wins around the iconic mountain course and is considered as a proven contender.
A Honda official said, "Cam is going to do the riding for Matt who plays a racer who comes to the TT later on in his career.We've already been working as advisers to the technical aspects of the film. It's all very exciting and there seems to be a big budget involved. It's one of those movies with lots of people attached.
"I've met with the writer and director Ben Younger and he has a clear idea of how it's going to happen. There's a lot of film people who will be at the TT making this film next year."
The director, Younger is a keen motorcycle enthusiast and a former motorcycle racer. He has worked on films like Boiler Room and Prime with Uma Thurman.
"The TT is the last, great, dangerous race on earth and I am excited by the idea of bringing this new world to a general audience. 262 racers have lost their lives on this Island. I want to do their stories justice," Younger said.