While Christian Bale is no stranger to gaining and losing considerable weight for his roles – see The Fighter and The Machinist for drastic drops and American Hustle for lots of extra padding – his plans to resemble automobile icon Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s upcoming biopic have been scratched.


Bale has serious concerns over the health implications that surrounded the weight he would have to gain in order to play the part of the legendary car manufacturer. With a spring shoot for the film looming, that short of a time frame to gain the necessary weight raised red flags for the actor.

As it stands, Mann is now looking for a new lead for the role.