Penelope Cruz makes her debut as Enzo Ferrari's wife Laura as she sports black bob and 50s tea dress on set of biopic about motorsport legend in Modena

Penelope Cruz was pictured on the set of Ferrari for the first time on Thursday in Modena, Italy

The actress, 47, is playing Laura, wife of motorsport legend Enzo Ferrari with whom she built their luxury sports car company, and will be played by Adam Driver.

Penelope looked incredible sporting a black bob and a 50s tea for the big-budget film, which will be directed by Michael Mann.

Vroom vroom: Penelope Cruz made her debut as Enzo Ferrari's wife Laura in Modena on Thursday as she sported a black bob and 50s dress on set of biopic about the motorsport legend
Inspiration: Laura Ferrari seen at the Grand Prix of Great Britain in 1960

Vroom vroom: Penelope Cruz made her debut as Enzo Ferrari's wife Laura in Modena on Thursday as she sported a black bob and 50s dress on set of biopic about the motorsport legend

Penelope and Adam are hoping their latest high-octane project will land them in the Oscars race.   

Shailene Woodley is also set to portray Enzo's mistress Lina Lardi, the mother of his second son, Piero, who would later become the vice chairman of the company.

Ferrari is a passion project from Heat director Michael Mann as he has been working on the project for two decades.

New role: The actress, 47, is playing Laura, wife of motorsport legend Enzo Ferrari with whom she built their luxury sports car company, and will be played by Adam Driver

New role: The actress, 47, is playing Laura, wife of motorsport legend Enzo Ferrari with whom she built their luxury sports car company, and will be played by Adam Driver

Troubles: The film will be set during the summer of 1957 when ex-racecar driver Ferrari finds himself in crisis when the company he built with wife Laura built from nothing is on the verge of bankruptcy

Troubles: The film will be set during the summer of 1957 when ex-racecar driver Ferrari finds himself in crisis when the company he built with wife Laura built from nothing is on the verge of bankruptcy

Strife: Their marriage is also in trouble over the death of their only son Dino, who had been groomed as Enzo’s successor

Strife: Their marriage is also in trouble over the death of their only son Dino, who had been groomed as Enzo’s successor

The film will be set during the summer of 1957 when ex-racecar driver Ferrari finds himself in crisis when the company he built with wife Laura built from nothing is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Their marriage is also in trouble over the death of their only son Dino, who had been groomed as Enzo’s successor.  

While at this crossroads, Enzo and his team of drivers decide to counter their losses by entering a historic race: the Mille Miglia, which will take them 1,000 miles across Italy.

Big-budget role: Penelope was pictured with diretor Michael Mann who has been working on his passion project for 20 years

Big-budget role: Penelope was pictured with diretor Michael Mann who has been working on his passion project for 20 years 

No wonder she's smiling: Penelope and Adam are hoping their latest high-octane project will land them in the Oscars race

No wonder she's smiling: Penelope and Adam are hoping their latest high-octane project will land them in the Oscars race

Through all that Enzo decides to take a major gamble on one race a thousand miles across Italy known as the iconic Mille Miglia. 

Driver replaced Hugh Jackman in the titular role as filming is set to take place May in Italy.

Mann will be at the helm with a script he penned alongside The Italian Job's Troy Kennedy Martin based on the 1991 book Enzo Ferrari written by Brock Yates. 

Mann, 79, said of the project: 'Being able to have these wonderfully talented artists, actors Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley, bring to life these unique characters on location in Modena and the Emilia-Romagna is a vision fulfilled.' 

Leading man: Adam Driver (seen in June 2019) will be thrust into the titular role of Enzo Ferrari
Icon: Enzo Ferrari seen in 1956

Leading man: Adam Driver (seen in June 2019) will be thrust into the titular role of Enzo Ferrari

More to come: Enzo (seen in 1966) decides to take a major gamble on one race a thousand miles across Italy known as the iconic Mille Miglia

More to come: Enzo (seen in 1966) decides to take a major gamble on one race a thousand miles across Italy known as the iconic Mille Miglia

All eyes on her: As if that already wasn't enough star power, Shailene Woodley (seen in  January 2020) is also set to portray mistress Lina Lardi

All eyes on her: As if that already wasn't enough star power, Shailene Woodley (seen in  January 2020) is also set to portray mistress Lina Lardi

Taking over: Driver replaced Hugh Jackman in the titular role
Hunk: Jackman is seen in London in February 2019

Taking over: Driver replaced Hugh Jackman in the titular role 

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Penelope Cruz makes her debut as Enzo Ferrari's wife Laura

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