Action on four wheels is guaranteed: Jerry Bruckheimer and seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton are the producers of Brad Pitt’s new film.
Oscar winner Brad Pitt (58, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) will play a Formula 1 racing driver under the direction of Joseph Kosinski (“Top Gun: Maverick”).
The production company Apple Studios announced the untitled film project on Tuesday (local time). Pitt and Kosinski are also on board as producers, along with Jerry Bruckheimer and seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton.
The story revolves around a veteran racing driver (Pitt) who comes out of retirement to team up with an up-and-coming driver to take on the Formula 1 elite. “Top Gun: Maverick” author Ehren Kruger is providing the script. The film will first appear in cinemas and later on the Apple TV streaming service.
Kosinski is currently setting box office records with “Top Gun: Maverick”. The “Top Gun” sequel, starring Tom Cruise as pilot Pete Mitchell aka Maverick, has given the Hollywood star the best box-office success of his career since it was released in cinemas at the end of May.
Pitt hits theaters this summer alongside Sandra Bullock in ‘Bullet Train’. In the action thriller, he plays a hitman on duty aboard an express train in Japan.