Maverick “Brass” to direct Brad Pitt F1 movie

Apple Studios has locked up Joseph Kosinski, director of “Top Song: Maverick”, to direct a Formula One movie starring Brad Pitt, Apple confirmed on Tuesday.

The plot of the untitled movie will revolve around Pitt as a driver who comes out of retirement to compete with a rookie, according to an Apple release. The movie has a script by “Ehren Kruger” “Top Song: Maverick” and seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been named as one of the producers.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc at the 2022 Formula One Miami Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at the 2022 Formula One Miami Grand Prix

Kosinski decided to make an F1 movie after a meeting between “Maverick” star Tom Cruise and Hamilton. The Hollywood Reporter. Apple has struck a deal to release the Hamilton documentary on its Apple TV + streaming service.

Although the movie is expected to air on Apple TV +, it will also be released in a theater, which was a key element of the agreement between the filmmaker and Apple, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A release date has not been announced.

This will be Pete and Kosinski’s second attempt at a motorsports film. Deadline Note that the pair tried to make a movie based on the book “Go Like Hell”, which talks about Ford’s battle with Ferrari in 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Pete Carroll played Shelby. Directed by James Mangold and with Matt Damon as Shelby, the project eventually became “Ford vs. Ferrari”.

2022 Formula One Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

2022 Formula One Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

The Netflix documentary series “Drive to Survive” has aroused even more interest in F1, but there have been very few theaters in the sport.

John Frankenheimer’s 1966 “Grand Prix” was a critical and commercial success, but F1 was originally off the silver screen until 2013’s “Rush”, which told the story of the 1976 Championship battle between James Hunt and Nicky Louder. Sylvester Stallone reportedly wanted to make F1 the subject of 2001’s “Driven” —that also showed a veteran driver retiring — but instead made the film based on CART.

If the trailers of “Top Gun: Maverick” give any indication, Kosinski knows how to put the audience in the pilot’s seat of a fighter jet. Perhaps he will be able to do the same with the F1 race car.

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