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Lewis Hamilton’s Concerns Over Brad Pitt’s F1 Movie

Lewis Hamilton’s Concerns Over Brad Pitt’s F1 Movie

A globally known figure, Brad Pitt is collaborating on a major F1-related film project. This blockbuster involves seven-time World Champion Hamilton, who is contributing as a producer and consultant, leveraging his status as the most accomplished driver in the history of the sport. However, Lewis Hamilton has downplayed concerns about Brad Pitt's much-anticipated F1 movie being affected by the ongoing Hollywood strikes.

Reportedly bearing the working title 'Apex', the filming occurred during the British and Hungarian Grand Prix events in July, just ahead of F1's summer hiatus. Brad Pitt, sporting F1-style racing attire, stood alongside the lineup of 20 drivers during the playing of the national anthem moments before the race commenced at Silverstone.

At the British venue, the 59-year-old actor also participated in the formation lap. He drove a modified F2 car provided by Hamilton's Mercedes team, trailing at the back of the field.

The film industry is currently experiencing turmoil due to strikes stemming from issues such as inadequate compensation and the increasing influence of artificial intelligence. This disruption has led to the postponement of events like the Emmy Awards ceremony, which has been rescheduled from September to January 2024.

In a conversation with the media, including's Sam Cooper, during the recent Dutch Grand Prix, Hamilton affirmed that the project still enjoys unwavering backing from Apple, the project's backers. The 38-year-old intends to have discussions soon with director Joseph Kosinski.

When questioned about potential concerns regarding the cancellation of the film, Hamilton responded, “No.”

“I know that Apple is fully behind us and wants us to go ahead. Everyone in the team is fully focused on making the greatest movie we can and it’s just a matter of time. It’s definitely not the easiest time, I think, for actors around the world, but hopefully it’s something that will be resolved in the not-too-distant future,” he further explained.

“The positive thing for us is we’re still able to do some filming, still able to use stunt doubles we still have editing and things we can do with the stuff we’ve already caught. I’ll be on calls with Joe next week as we continue to finish of the story and so there’s a couple of races we need to go through and talk about the wording and how it’s worded through the race with the different races. I’m not massively concerned just yet.”

The upcoming film follows the narrative of a Formula 1 driver portrayed by Brad Pitt. This character emerges from retirement to guide a talented young driver, played by Idris Elba. While the storyline aligns with the classic sports movie archetype, the unique aspect lies in its incorporation of the high-speed dynamics associated with Formula 1 vehicles. The director Joseph Kosinski's track record, notably with Top Gun: Maverick, suggests that the movie will feature substantial action sequences and remarkable stunts. The participation of actual racing drivers adds a layer of authenticity to the film's portrayal of the sport.

As for the film’s release date, it is currently undisclosed.


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