It can safely be said that Brad Pitt has lifted life in the fast lane, but now that he’s seemingly slowing down he will portray someone who lives his life on the fast track.
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As has been reported by multiple outlets, Pitt is teaming up with Lewis Hamilton for a new Formula One movie, likely to come out sometime in 2024. Hamilton, 38, is a noted British Formula One driver.
“I have such high hopes for it,” Hamilton said, via Insider. “I know we’re going to make the best racing movie that’s ever existed, both visually, and we’re going to work on making sure we pull on the heartstrings of all those fans.”
Brad Pitt Gearing Up
Pitt will also co-produce the movie, which has been acquired by Apple Studios. Joseph Kosinsk of Top Gun: Maverick fame will direct.
Pitt, 59, stars as a driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie driver “against the titans of the sport,” according to a release from Apple+.
“This marks Apple Studios’ second feature with Pitt and Plan B Entertainment, who are partnering, along with George Clooney’s Smokehouse, on the Jon Watts-directed untitled film starring Pitt and Clooney,” the announcement read.
As for the Formula One film, Pitt has already hit the F1 circuit to shoot the film and learn more about the races. Needless to say, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has also already expressed excitement about the project.
“I think it’s serious stuff,” Domenicali told Motorsport.com. “I’m very excited because we are somewhere where people think, ‘What’s next?’
“And this is another step in the growth. We truly believe that it will enable F1 to be in another dimension that was not explored so deeply, and so well, until today.
“You will see a lot of things will happen next year on the preparation, and it’s exciting because all the teams will be involved, the drivers, everyone. So it’s fantastic.
“We are already planning all the activity and the activation that needs to be done in a real race weekend, we’re going to start in the second half of the season for the production.
“We are still working on the details, because it’s just the start of the plan, but you will see it will be quite interesting, I would say.”
He added that the movie, co-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, will serve as both marketing tool and perhaps a revenue stream for the sport.
“Let me say it will be both. But for sure it’s very important in this moment to do certain things,” he told Motorsport. “Movies will be part of what we’re going to build for the future to attract a new audience, and also to invest in extra revenue that will come.”