EntertainmentBrad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton team up for high-octane 'F1' film

Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton team up for high-octane 'F1' film

Brad Pitt at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Brad Pitt at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
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Basia Żelazko

8 July 2024 08:59

The first trailer for the eagerly awaited high-budget film "F1," starring Brad Pitt, has already been released online. It promises to be a significant success next summer.

Warner Bros. and Apple TV+ presented the first trailer for the movie about Sonny Hayes, a Formula 1 driver returning to the track. He is teamed up with Joshua Pearce (played by Damson Idris), who has much to learn from him. Together, they compete for the fictional team APXGP.

According to Variety, the filming occurred during sporting events like the British Grand Prix and the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Last Sunday, Brad Pitt was a special guest at the race in England and appeared with his new co-star, making headlines worldwide. The "F1" trailer, available on Formula 1's YouTube channel, has already garnered millions of views.

International media reports that Lewis Hamilton, a multiple Formula 1 champion, is involved in "many aspects of the film," including the script. For cinema enthusiasts, however, the most significant detail is that "F1" is directed by Joseph Kosinski, the same director behind "Top Gun: Maverick."

The cinematography, managed by Claudio Miranda ("Top Gun: Maverick", "Life of Pi", "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"), is as polished as Brad Pitt's immaculate hair and resembles a car commercial. No expense has been spared on "F1," and the studio likely has high expectations for this release. The production is overseen by Jerry Bruckheimer, one of Hollywood's most influential producers ("Pirates of the Caribbean," "Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F," "Bad Boys"). The film is set to hit theatres on 25 June 2025.

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