Teams and drivers to ‘play themselves’ in F1 movie starring Brad Pitt

F1 stars will play themselves in a blockbuster new film fronted by Brad Pitt – with Lewis Hamilton among the producers.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the untitled project has not yet been given a release date but Hamilton spent time chatting to those behind the planned flick in Monaco.

Hamilton is set to have an on-screen presence in addition to his role behind the scenes, with Sky Sports reporter Ted Kravitz giving more details this weekend.

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Kravitz said: "(Hamilton) met with Joseph Kosinski the director and Brad Pitt his co-producer of the new as-yet-untitled F1 movie. And we have a few more details.

"Lewis was talking about how great it was to watch Brad in action about he's going to approach the character.

"If you don't know the plot, Brad Pitt is playing a retired racing driver who comes out of retirement to help a young driver played by Peckham's finest Damson Idris."

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He added: "The team is going to be called Apex Racing and it's going to in amongst all the other teams, Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari all the rest will playing themselves in the movie and it will be intercut with proper racing footage.

"The 11th team, piloted by I think Damson Idris and Brad Pitt is going to be amongst it all. So good luck Joseph Kosinski the director for managing to sort of that out.

"I believe that all the other teams have said we're happy for our names to be in the movie. Now, the technical director of Apex Racing, the team, is played by Kerry Condon."

Kravitz said that Hamilton was delighted that the cast will be played by a diverse range of actors, with the seven-time world drivers' champion listed as a producer on IMDB.

Previous F1 films include the story of James Hunt's rivalry with Niki Lauda in 2013 release Rush, as well as a series of popular documentaries including Drive to Survive.

Hamilton's immediate priority will be to try and get back to winning ways with Mercedes, as Max Verstappen eyes a third consecutive world title.


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