Matt Damon’s Stuntman Set On Fire For ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ Film

Matt Damon is A-OK.

On Thursday, photos circulated suggesting the 48-year-old actor was set on fire for a scene from the upcoming film “Ford v. Ferrari”.

Photo: Marksman / MEGA
Photo: Marksman / MEGA

The stunt took place at a private airport outside Los Angeles, with “Page Six TV” getting footage of the fiery scene in which the back of Damon’s jacket was engulfed in flames.

Photo: Marksman / MEGA
Photo: Marksman / MEGA

Crew on the film put out the fire using blankets and a fire extinguisher; Damon could be seen after giving everyone two thumbs up. It turns out, however, it was not Damon at all.

Photo: Marksman / MEGA
Photo: Marksman / MEGA

A rep for the actor told ET Canada the man in the photos is not Damon, but a very-convincing stunt double. The severity of the fire was seemingly intentional and done in a controlled environment.

Damon stars in the film as Carroll Shelby, a race car driver and automotive designer for Ford. The film, directed by James Mangold, tells the true story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari to claim victory at the 1966 Les Mans race.

Photo: Marksman / MEGA
Photo: Marksman / MEGA

The film also features Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal and W Network’s “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe, and is set for release June 28, 2019.

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