As Formula 1 racing continues its global takeover as one of the most popular and celebrated action sports, newcomers are learning the ins and outs of competitive motorsport to become ultimate fans. Making the transition from the race track to the big screen, Formula 1 is making its Hollywood debut as part of a new upcoming untitled movie featuring Brad Pitt. Discussed in a Sky Sports F1 interview during the British GP at Silverstone, Brad describes the storyline as he plays a 90s driver working his way up the ranks after being involved in an on-track accident and taking time off. The fictional F1 team is APXGP and showcases Brad Pitt and British actor Damson Idris as the two driven team drivers competing for the number one spot.
Formula 1 recently took to its Instagram page to promote the future blockbuster, posting a picture of the two actors in race suits with the caption “Welcome to the grid, APXGP.” The movie aims to provide authenticity behind the sport of F1, including the actual race teams and drivers that battle on circuits around the world each week throughout the season. While a title and release date are still in the works, Brad Pitt expresses his excitement for the project by attending Formula 1 Grand Prix events and becoming more familiar with his role as a passionate racing driver. Stay tuned into duPont REGISTRY for more information about Brad Pitt’s highly-anticipated Formula 1 movie.
Sources: F1 Instagram, Sky Sports F1