Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton will release a Formula 1 film

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The racing star will produce a new film with Brad Pitt on Apple TV.

The sport that has brought the world to mass excitement for the past few years is getting a new film in its honor from one of its biggest stars. Lewis Hamilton, the English Formula 1 driver with the most victories in F1 history, is producing a new F1 film with Brad Pitt as the main actor. The new racing movie will stream on Apple TV, with a theatrical release reportedly 30 or 60 days before its streaming availability.

Lewis Hamilton signs an autograph for a fan before final practice ahead of the Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix at Baku Circuit on June 11, 2022 in Baku, Azerbaijan – Dan Mullan/Getty Images

According The Hollywood Reporter, Hamilton will team up with Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, writer Ehren Kruger and producers Jerry Bruckheimer Films Bruckheimer and Chad Oman for the as yet untitled film. Its manager, Joseph Kosinski, has proven his potential for success with the Top Gun: Maverick. Shortly after speaking with the seven-time champion, Kosinski called on Brad Pitt and convinced him to join the team.

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Pitt will have a busy 2022 even without this news, with movies starring Bad Bunny (High-speed train) and Margot Robbie (Babylon) is slated for release later this year. Although this new F1 movie probably won’t be released for a while, we already know that the fight club will play a 58-year-old retired racer who returns to the fold to mentor a promising young talent.

Director Joseph Kosinski was reportedly inspired to tell this story after meeting Lewis Hamilton while working on Top Gun: Maverick after Tom Cruise hooked them up.

Lewis Hamilton recently confirmed to reporters at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday that he will not be starring in the film as he ‘doesn’t want this film to be crap’ and instead wants to ensure success, diversity and homage. from film to racing. It looks like his efforts paid off, as Apple beat out Amazon, Netflix and MGM to land the rights as early as December 2021.

Formula 1 has seen strong and rapid growth in popularity in recent years. Many attribute this to the Netflix series Formula 1: drive to survivewhich became a smash hit in 2019. In May, celebrities and legions of fans around the world attended the first annual Miami Grand Prix, which cemented the success of the sport and only made it more popular.


Post-race interview with Hamilton at the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Hamilton and Pitt’s involvement has fans excited for what appears to be more than just a Formula 1 movie. We’ll have to stay tuned to see what lies ahead for the sport’s newest pop culture contribution.

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