Apple picks up Formula 1 movie starring Brad Pitt

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Apple Original Films is once again collaborating with Brad Pitt to produce the new Formula 1 film from the director of Top Gun: Maverick with the American actor in the title role.

Still untitled, the film will follow a former pilot, played by Brad Pitt, who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a beginner. The actor will also officiate as a producer through his company Plan B Entertainment.

Jerry Bruckheimer is also involved in production, as is Formula 1 multi-champion Lewis Hamilton.

In the direction, Joseph Kosinski continues after the success of Top Gun: Maverickwhich he took over following the death of Tony Scott, director of the first movie from 1986. Ehren Kruger, one of the screenwriters of Top Gun: Maverickwas hired to write the screenplay.

It will be a new collaboration between Apple and Brad Pitt after the announcement of his participation in the next movie by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: No Way Home), in duet with his great friend George Clooney.

Recently, Apple Original Films received theOscar for Best Film for CODAwhich became the first content from a streaming platform to receive the award for this adaptation of The Aries Family.

The studio fills its catalog a little more after acquiring the next two projects from Martin Scorsese. The police drama Killers of the Moon will bring together Leonardo DiCaprio (Don’t Look Up), Robert DeNiro (The Irishman) and Jesse Plemons (Fargo). The director is also planning a Grateful Dead biopic starring Jonah Hill who will play guitarist Jerry Garcia. This American rock group is considered the main representative of the psychedelic movement and dissolved in 1995 following the death of Jerry Garcia.

The next war movie from the director of Twelve Years a SlaveSteve McQueen, appointed Blitz was also purchased by Apple. The platform will soon release, on June 17, the comedy-drama Cha Cha Real Smooth centered on the unlikely friendship between a Bar-mitzvah DJ and an old lady.

Emilie Bollache

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