Apple has announced a Formula 1 film project starring Brad Pitt. “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski is on board.

Brad Pitt (58) will slip into a racing suit for a future role. As “Variety” reports, the actor will be in front of the camera for a Formula 1 film. According to “The Hollywood Reporter”, the Apple Original Film will first be available in cinemas and later on the Apple TV streaming service.

Formula 1 star supports project

Brad Pitt plays a driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside up-and-coming drivers and the greats of the sport. Director Joseph Kosinski (48) is working on the project with some of his “Top Gun: Maverick” colleagues: screenwriter Ehren Kruger (49) and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (78). Pitt with his company Plan B Entertainment and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton (37) will also co-produce.

But Brad Pitt will soon be seen in the role of an unfortunate contract killer: In the action film “Bullet Train” (theatrical release: August 4), he mimes the leading role as Ladybug. The strip is based on the popular Japanese book “Maria Beetle” by author Kotaro Isaka (51). The film focuses on a group of hitmen and assassins on a train in Tokyo who have conflicting motives.