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Brad Pitt’s F1 film has been confirmed for a 2025 release

From the track to the screen, here’s everything you need to know.
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Formula One (F1) fans will finally be put in the driver’s seat with a new Apple movie on its way, and it’s set to be an exhilarating ride.

Aptly titled F1, the film will be a thrilling watch filled with fast cars, talented drivers and intensely high stakes.

“I have such high hopes for it,” seven-time F1 world champion and current Mercedes driver Sir Lewis Hamilton previously told Motorsport.com.

“I know we’re going to make the best racing movie that’s ever existed, both visually, and we’re going to work on making sure we pull on the heartstrings of all those fans.”

With that, we’ve gathered everything you need to know about Apple’s upcoming and highly-anticipated F1 movie down below.

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Lewis Hamilton is producing the new Apple film. (Credit: Getty)

What is the Apple F1 movie about?

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) stars alongside him as his younger teammate. Joining them are Javier Bardem, Kerry Condon, Tobias Menzies, Sarah Niles, Kim Bodnia and Samson Kayo.

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Brad Pitt and Damson Idris began filming in 2023. (Credit: Getty)

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.”

What is the release date for the F1 movie?

The film will be released internationally in cinemas in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures on June 25, 2025.

Fans will have seen the Apex Grand Prix car of fictional driver Sonny Hayes, to be portrayed by Pitt, driving on track last year during the F1 2023 season.

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Our first look at the fictional Apex Grand Prix car. (Credit: Getty)

Where to watch Apple’s F1 movie in Australia

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple will first distribute the movie in theatres for at least 30 days before it lands on its streaming service, Apple TV+.

It will join a slew of other hits on the platform, including The Last Thing He Told Me, Ted Lasso, Morning Wars, Bad Sisters and Surface.

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