Brad Pitt is set to use this year’s British Grand Prix to film scenes for his upcoming Formula One movie.
The actor is to race on the Silverstone race track in an adapted Formula Two car in between practice sessions at the sold out event, which takes place during the weekend of July 8-9.
It has also been reported that no other cars will be on the circuit when Pitt takes to the track.
The bodywork for the car has been designed by British driver Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Team, with the 7 time Formula One World Champion set to produce this blockbuster.
“a different perspective”
Along with being produced by Hamilton, the film will also be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who was also the man responsible for Top Gun: Maverick.
Speaking about this project, Lewis Hamilton emphasised the importence of having a “a great and diverse cast”.
He also added that he hopes this film will offer fans “a view of racing from a different perspective than you might see on TV”.
“I am focused on making sure the script is where it needs to be, and making sure we have a great and diverse cast”, Hamilton said.
On the role of Joe Kosinski, he added, “Joe’s focus is to make sure we are as embedded into this sport as much as possible and it is current, and for me it is to make sure that it is authentic, and that it is believable, and also to provide a view of racing from a different perspective than you might see on TV”.
“I am spending a lot of time right now helping Joe and the team get the script right, and that is an amazing process and something I am really enjoying”.
The rights for this upcoming F1 movie have been purchased by Apple, with a reported budget of $140 million.
Back in January, Brad Pitt spoke about his plans to buy property in Ireland. More on this here.