Y&R's Sean Carrigan lands film role opposite Christian Bale and Matt Damon
Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:43:08 AM
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The Young and the Restless' Sean Carrigan (ex-Ben "Stitch" Rayburn) speeds his way into a role opposite Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Ford v. Ferrari.

Sexy cars call for sexy drivers, so it makes perfect sense that The Young and the Restless' Sean Carrigan (ex-Ben "Stitch" Rayburn) has landed his latest role. The Virginia native will be starring in the auto-themed film Ford v. Ferrari.

The action-packed flick tells the true story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari to win the legendary Le Mans race in 1966. Carrigan joins stars Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Jon Bernthal in the film, which is being directed by James Mangold (famous for award-winning movies like Walk the Line and 3:10 to Yuma).

Carrigan's former Y&R castmate Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) shared the exciting casting news along with a selfie Carrigan snapped on the plane heading to film on location in France.

"This is the face Sean Carrigan makes when he is in first class jetting off to Paris to play race car driver Walt Hansgen in a film about LeMans with Christian Bale and Matt Damon!" he wrote.

THIS...is the face @therealseancarrigan makes when he is in first class jetting off to Paris to play race car driver #WaltHansgen in a film about Le Mans with @christianbale__ and #MattDamon !!! NO WORRIES... i can do bad all by myself! CONGRATS BROTHA!! #🤸‍♀️ @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime @mattykane1 @lscopazzi @aldoscopazzi @andreabucko @lesfeuxdelamourfrance #YR #AmericanVandal2017 @markpark.agent @legdayimprov @ashlyjustine

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According to Variety, the film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship in France.

As LeBlanc reveals, Carrigan will be playing the role of Walt Hansgen, a world champion Formula One racecar driver from the 1960s. The actor took to social media with a photo of himself dressed in his racing suit costume.

Total coincidence that I'm standing by the Detox Bar.

A post shared by Sean Carrigan (@therealseancarrigan) on

Since leaving Y&R in 2017, Carrigan has appeared in the Netflix series American Vandal and filmed a role in the horror film Confessions of an Exorcist. He has also continued performing standup comedy around the Los Angeles area.

Ford v. Ferrari is set to hit theaters on June 28, 2019.

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