Apple lands pole position for Joseph Kosinski-directed Formula One racing film with Brad Pitt
Kosinski directs and seven-time Formula One champion Sir Lewis Hamilton produces the film, alongside Jerry Bruckheimer
Apple Studios has landed the sought-after Formula One racing feature from Joseph Kosinski, Plan B Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, starring Academy Award winner Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood). Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) is set to direct, as well as produce the feature alongside seven-time Formula One champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, Plan B Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
Brad Pitt stars as a driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie driver against the titans of the sport.
The film is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films (Top Gun: Maverick, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick), Mercedes driver and seven-time Formula One champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Plan B Entertainment (World War Z). Copper CEO Penni Thow serves as executive producer. Ehren Kruger (Top Gun: Maverick) writes the screenplay.
This marks Apple Studios’ second feature with Pitt and Plan B Entertainment who are partnering, along with George Clooney’s Smokehouse, on the Jon Watts directed untitled film starring Pitt and Clooney.
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