Adam Carolla and his crew are hard at work putting together the Winning, the documentary about Paul Newman‘s racing life. We recently met Carolla and producer Nate Adams, and we can confirm that the level dedication and work they’ve committed to the project is second to none. We saw some footage, which has been released in the video below, and naturally there’s a lot of Datsun racing footage and interviews with other car enthusiast celebs. Other Nissan USA royalty like Peter Brock and John Morton have also been interviewed, but there’s one man Carolla wants to reach out to, and that’s Tom Cruise.
Cruise raced with Newman for two years at Newman/Sharp Racing, so it would only be appropriate that he say a few words on his behalf. If you do the Twitter, Carolla has created the hashtag #BookTom to get Mr. Cole Trickle’s attention. Let’s try to help them out.
PLN as Fast Eddie Felson: “Anything can be great. I don’t care, bricklaying can be great if a guy knows what he’s doing and why and if he can make it come off.”
High hopes for this documentary!
That’s an exciting development, and I can’t wait. Following on the heels of Senna and Rush, we race fans are experiencing a golden age for Motorsport cinema.
I just hope that Bob Sharp, who played a very instrumental role in Paul’s development as racer and future team owner, will also be featured prominently in the film. Since Adam is a Bob Sharp fan, I am sure he will do Bob justice.
I often think that Bob is under-appreciated as a tremendous racer and team owner in his own right, overshadowed by the awesome BRE and John Morton team. He did for Datsun on the east coast, what the BRE team did out west. I recall very fondly watching Bob prevail over the likes of Bob Tullius’ Group 44 TR6 and Horst Kwetch’s Alfa GTV at Lime Rock.
This looks like it’s shaping up to be a fantastic documentary, with or without Tom Cruise.
I will not watch this if Tom cruise is in the lead role. Find someone else.
Lol^ harsh… I know Tom cruise is absolutely ridiculous but I’m all for bringing jncs to the big screen.
^ read it again boys, they want to interview Tom cruise as part of the documentry cause they raced together, they are not making a movie about Paul Newman. But if they did I would not watch it if tom cruise was in the lead, I dont support terroism. ‘Merica.
Because when I think of race cars, I think of Tom Cruise. Oh, yeah, and Will Farrell too.
A lot of Road America video – I was there and took some pics of Paul and his partner; Fitz. I have to admit this looks like a decent documentary. Kudos to Carolla.
So….call his agent??