What is the Apple F1 movie about?
According to an Apple TV+ press release, Brad Pitt stars as Sonny Hayes, a driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie driver against the titans of the sport with the fictional team APXGP.
While that’s all we know for now about the plot, Lewis Hamilton is producing the film through his Dawn Apollo banner – offering an authentic touch to the racing movie.
Jerry Bruckheimer also produces the film alongside Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Joseph Kosinski, and Plan B Entertainment.
Who is cast in the F1 movie?
Pitt is taking the lead in the upcoming feature and Damson Idris (Snowfall) is set to star alongside him as his younger teammate. Joining them are Javier Bardem, Kerry Condon and Tobias Menzies, as per Deadline.
IMDB also lists Hamilton as part of the cast, although it seems like any presence he has in front of the camera will be limited to on-track action, along with other current F1 drivers.
“It’s going to take us drivers to be involved in [filming the on-track action]. But we’re not actors,” Hamilton has previously said. “We don’t want this movie to be crap, which is probably why I’m not going to be part of it also.”
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What is the release date for the F1 movie?
We don’t have a confirmed release date for the movie just yet, filming officially kicked off during the second half of the 2023 season at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit.
Fans will have seen the Apex Grand Prix car of fictional driver Sonny Hayes, to be portrayed by Pitt, driving on track prior to final practice on July 8.