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Apple lands Brad Pitt F1 movie

June 8, 2022

Apple Studios has confirmed a rights deal for the sought-after Formula One racing feature from Joseph Kosinski, Plan B Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, starring Academy Award winner Brad Pitt.

Kosinski is set to direct, and will produce the feature alongside seven-time Formula One champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, Plan B Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

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 and seven-time Formula One champion Hamilton, and Plan B Entertainment. Copper CEO Penni Thow serves as executive producer. Ehren Kruger writes 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.

Meanwhile, Apple Original Films will debut Cha Cha Real Smooth, winner of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival US Dramatic Audience Award, in cinemas and globally on June 17th on Apple TV+.

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