Apple Studios has landed the sought-after Formula 1 racing feature from Joseph Kosinski, Plan B Entertainment, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, starring Academy Award winner Brad Pitt (upcoming Bullet Train).
Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) is set to direct and will produce the feature alongside seven-time Formula 1 champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, Plan B Entertainment (World War Z), Jerry Bruckheimer, and Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films (Top Gun: Maverick, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise).
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 Bruckheimer and Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kosinski, Mercedes driver, seven-time Formula 1 champion Hamilton, and Plan B Entertainment.
Copper CEO Penni Thow serves as executive producer. Ehren Kruger (Top Gun: Maverick) will write 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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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.