BATAVIA, OH (May 21 2019) – 20th Century Fox's adaption of international best-seller, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” hits theaters on Friday, August 9, 2019. Wright Motorsports is excited to see the film - which will feature the No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R - come together as the first trailer breaks cover.
In the summer of 2018, Wright Motorsports had the privilege of working in a different kind of “fast-paced” environment, as the filming for the movie took place under the direction of former Wright Motorsports driver, Patrick Dempsey and motorsports ambassador, Jeff Zwart.
The story is narrated by a philosophical dog named Enzo. Through a bond with his owner, Denny Swift- an aspiring Formula One driver- Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film will feature Kevin Costner voicing Enzo [the dog] and Milo Ventimiglia staring as Denny Swift. Amanda Seyfried will portray his spouse, while Martin Donovan plays her father.
The filming of the movie began in Vancouver, British Columbia, and rolled into the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Championship round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Throughout the event, the team's pitbox doubled as a live movie set as the Wright Motorsports team and No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R took part in the shoot. Additionally, Patrick Long sported the helmet design of the lead character, Denny Swift during the race in an effort to collect in-car stunt footage for the film.
Wright Motorsports extends their gratitude to Porsche Consulting, WeatherTech, and Continental Tire for their involvement in the project. For more information about The Art of Racing in the Rain, see https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-art-of-racing-in-the-rain
About Wright Motorsports
Wright Motorsports is the premier Porsche race engineering facility in Ohio and a multi-series, international racing team known for superb car preparation, expert race strategy and driver development. Located in Batavia, Ohio, it is owned and directed by John Wright, a certified Porsche factory-trained technician. As a crew chief John Wright has played a key role in winning eight driver and seven team championships in World Challenge, IMSA (ALMS) and the Grand-Am Rolex Series. Wright Motorsports won the team championship in Porsche GT3 Cup USA in 2012, 2013 and 2015. After a most successful 2017 season, the team holds the Pirelli World Challenge Overall, Sprint, Team and Manufacturer’s titles. For the 2019 season, the group is campaigning two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs in SRO America – a PRO entry for Patrick Long and Scott Hargrove and a PRO/AM entry for Anthony Imperato, Dennis Olsen and Matt Campbell