Apple races to snap up Brad Pitt F1 movie
James R | On 16, Jan 2022
Apple Studios has got the year off to a speedy start, racing to acquire a high-profile Formula One movie starring Brad Pitt.
The film, which is directed by Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski, will follow a veteran retire who comes out of retirement to tutor a younger driver – and join his quest for glory as his mentee’s teammate.
With a script by Ehren Kruger (Scream 3), the untitled package is one that acquired some heated competition from Paramount, Netflix, Sony, Universal and Amazon, with Apple Studios ultimately pulling ahead in the $130 million auction to cross the acquisition line.
Pitt and Kosinski are no strangers to the track. They previously planned to making a racing film titled Go Like Hell, based on the story of Carroll Shelby – who was later played by Matt Damon in Ford v Ferrari. Pitt is also no stranger to Apple TV+, after the tech giant also acquired an untitled film starring Pitt and George Clooney from Spider-Man director Jon Watts last year.