Apple TV+ acquires untitled Formula One film starring Brad Pitt

Apple Studios has landed the sought-after Formula One racing feature from Joseph Kosinski, Plan B Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, starring Academy Award winner Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”). Kosinski (“Top Gun: Maverick”) is set to direct, and will produce the feature alongside seven-time Formula One champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, Plan B Entertainment (“World War Z”), Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise).

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Brad 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 (“Top Gun: Maverick”) 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.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. Momentum around Apple Original Films continues to grow since the debut of Apple TV+ just over two years ago. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 245 wins and 963 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

Apple Original Films will soon debut of “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” winner of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival US Dramatic Audience Award, premiering in theaters and globally June 17 on Apple TV+.

MacDailyNews Take: Huge win for Apple. Huge Brad Pitt-powered hit on the way, along with millions of Apple TV+ subscribers who will sign up for the move, but find they want to stay around for the many quality series (The Morning Show, Ted Lasso, Severance, Slow Horses, Trying, For All Mankind, etc.) and other films, including best Picture CODA.

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5 Comments

  1. I just tried Apple TV+ again, and cancelled it again. Even for as inexpensive the month.y cost is – there simply isnt enough content to make it worthwhile. For every good quality movie or series there are 3 preachy woke offerimgs that I have 0 interest in.

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