Lewis Hamilton explains what his role as producer of a new Formula 1 movie starring Brad Pitt entails, and adds he is “spending good time with Brad, which is pretty epic”.
It has been confirmed by the Hollywood reporter that Lewis Hamilton will be producing an upcoming Formula 1 movie, set to star Brad Pitt, and expected to land on the Apple TV+ platform.
Ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Lewis was asked about his involvement in the production.
“It’s a really cool project,” the Briton said.
“And we are already working on the script for example. I’m much involved in the script, which is fun, and spending good time with Brad, which is pretty epic.
“And really from my responsibilities and something that I take on is just making sure the cast and crew in the background is diverse – something I really highlighted at the beginning.
“It’s been very difficult, if you look at all the racing movies, you can’t necessarily say all the racing movies that have been in the past have been spectacular.
“And that’s something we want to change. It’s really about showing how great this sport really is to people that have never watched it and also making sure that we keep the real heritage and the true racing spirit within the movie and within the script.
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“So that’s part of my role.”
Lewis then said Formula 1 drivers will not star in the movie, but they will have other roles.
“We’re going to need drivers I’m sure at one stage,” he explained.
“What I think will be important is – it’s not my movie, it’s Formula 1’s, it’s for all of us, so there’s lots of people within the sport who are being a part of this, helping educate those who are trying to create this movie.
“So it’s going to include lots and lots of people and there’s talk already of how we’re going to capture the footage and it’s going to take us drivers to be involved in that.
“But we’re not actors. We don’t want it to be crap… Which is probably why I’m not going to be a part of it!
“We need some good actors,” Lewis concluded.