Silver Ghost: the new movie inspired by Rolls-Royce

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 23, 2012

How Rolls-Royce started will be shown in a new film titled “Silver Ghost” that stars Martin Scorsese, Lord Attenborough, and Anthony Haas. “Silver Ghost” talks about the story of Lord John Douglas-Scott Montagu of Beaulieu. Montagu has helped pass laws in the United Kingdom that promoted the automobile’s growth.

Just like several politicians, Montagu hasn’t only had supporters in high places but had also been hounded by controversies. Montagu’s close friends include Rolls-Royce founders Charles Rolls and Henry Royce as well as artist Charles Sykes. “Silver Ghost” also stars Montagu’s wife Cis and his mistress Eleanor Velasco Thornton who Sykes would sculpt.

It would later be the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament that decorated Rolls-Royce cars from then on. Scorsese said that he became “mesmerized” when he read the story of “Silver Ghost.” Scorsese, who is known for helming several films like “Gangs of New York” and “Goodfellas,” instantly thought that this picture has to be made.

Attenborough said that ‘Silver Ghost’ is a very complex love story by both men and women as well as by men and machines. The movie is set at the turn of the last century. It talks about the amazing story of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce and the love affairs within the Montagu family. “Silver Ghost” is expected to be released in 2013.

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