Brad Pitt And Joe Kosinski To Team Up For A Formula 1 Movie

MOVIE NEWS – Brad Pitt will star in the upcoming untitled project, with Joe Kosinski in the director’s chair.



Brad Pitt is set to star in an upcoming F1 racing movie, to be directed by Joe Kosinski. British racing star Lewis Hamilton is also reportedly involved in the project. It looks set to be the next in a series of Hollywood motorsport films, following successful examples such as Ford v Ferrari.

It seems Brad Pitt and Joe Kosinski have been trying to team up for a film about F1 racing for a long time. Back in 2013, Pitt was rumoured to be involved in Go Like Hell, a movie that Kosinski and Tom Cruise were also attached to. However, the project eventually turned into something else, and the blockbuster Ford v Ferrari was born, with a completely different director and actor combo, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, directed by James Mangold.

But now it seems that Pitt is getting what he has always wanted in this upcoming project, which has also excited many in the F1 world, especially with the direct involvement of Lewis Hamilton. Emmy award-winning automotive expert Paul Brian recently tweeted about the upcoming film, apparently praying that.

“Please, God, don’t let it be cheesy!”

Hamilton has previously produced Cars 2, Cars 3 and Zoolander 2 but has only appeared in cameo roles. If his involvement in this upcoming film is what fans expect, this could be his first feature film appearance. As well as big names such as Brad Pitt, Lewis Hamilton and Joe Kosinski behind him, the project also features veteran mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who was responsible for the Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean and the National Treasure franchises. Bruckheimer is also working with Kosinski on the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick. Screenwriter Ehren Kruger is also part of this enormous project.

Although almost nothing is known yet about what the film will be about, it has already sparked a bidding war between Hollywood publishers and streaming platforms. According to sources, studios such as Paramount, MGM, Sony and Universal are all bidding for the rights to the film. On the other hand, platforms such as Netflix, Apple and Amazon have also entered the fray, which is a bit surprising as these platforms are usually left out of such bidding wars.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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