The history of Rolls Royce set to become the focal point of a new movie which Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has confirmed he is working on….“the Silver Ghost”
The film looks set to tell the lurid details of the affair between John Montagu of Beaulieu- who, it is rumoured, could be played by Christian Bale – and his secretary Eleanor Thornton.
‘Silver Ghost’ will tell the love story behind the iconic Rolls-Royce brand
As well as telling the tale of the history of the world-renowned car manufacturer, the biopic will also reveal the secret love affairs caught up in the story of Rolls-Royce. The affair between them, ended with her death, their love was immortalised in the most unlikely of places.
It was a high-society love affair kept secret to avoid scandal, but it inspired a public display of adoration ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ whose soaring curves are modelled and recognised by motorists across the world as a symbol of quality and distinction.
“I fell in love with her at first sight,” he later said. “But as I couldn’t marry her I felt I must keep away from her as much as I could. But she began to like me and realise my feelings as well.”
John Montagu of Beaulieu