Formula 1 announces release date for Brad Pitt racing movie


Formula 1 and Apple Original Films have announced the release date for their highly anticipated movie starring Brad Pitt.

The still untitled film will hit theaters globally on June 25th, 2025, with a North American premiere two days later.

This adrenaline-pumping project boasts an impressive pedigree, with blockbuster Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer at the helm and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ director Joseph Kosinski calling the shots.

Warner Bros. Pictures will handle cinematic and IMAX distribution, ensuring a wide release for racing fans worldwide.

Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is also attached to the project as a co-producer, lending his expertise and passion for the sport to the epic.

Filming began in 2023 and has continued throughout the current F1 season, with the production team seamlessly integrating themselves into the racing world. Eagle-eyed fans might have spotted their fictional "APX GP" team garage and pitwall setup at select Grand Prix weekends.

"The movie is a landmark for the sport and cinema, filmed in real-time during grands prix around the world and involving the Formula 1 community, including all 10 teams, the drivers, the FIA and race promoters," red a joint statement from Formula 1 and Apple Films.

"The new feature film is set in the exhilarating and cinematic world of Formula 1 and will immerse audiences in the spectacle of the most popular annual sports series, celebrating the skill and heroism of the drivers while showcasing the incredible challenge of competition in Formula 1.

"The feature will see Brad Pitt star as a former driver who returns to Formula 1, alongside Damson Idris as his rookie team-mate at APXGP, a fictional team on the grid, battling against the sport's drivers and teams.

"Production of the movie, which began in 2023, will continue at this year's British Grand Prix and at several other races, and complete at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December."

The project holds significant weight for the sport. Formula 1 hopes the movie will replicate the success of the Netflix docu-series "Drive to Survive," which has dramatically boosted the sport's popularity, especially in the crucial U.S. market.

With its A-list cast, experienced director, and immersive filming techniques, the has the potential to be a game-changer, attracting a new generation of fans to the captivating world of Grand Prix racing.

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