A full-on action film called ‘Isle of Man’ is being shot next year at the Isle of Man TT and it has none other than Matt Damon and Liam Neeson lined up to star.
Not only that but TT hero Cameron Donald (action pic above) is going to be the actioner body double for Damon’s character. Donald will be riding a new Honda Fireblade across the fortnight of the event for the Hollywood superstar’s character who is an ageing racer lured out of retirement to have a go at the iconic Mountain course.
A top Honda boss (we can’t name him) told MoreBikes: “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.”
Younger is a former motorcycle racer who has worked on films like Boiler Room and Prime with Uma Thurman. He’s making the film with the film company Bold Films.
“Isle Of Man is a muscular action film wrapped around a great character journey,” explains Bold Films’ Gary Michael Walters.
Younger added: “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.”
The deal came together at the Toronto International Film Festival, with casting yet to be announced. Miles Teller, Younger’s Bleed For This star and star of films like Whiplash and Fantastic Four, may be one more name to be joining the cast.