Apple F1 film: Release date, cast, and all you need to know about the Brad Pitt starrer

F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain
Brad Pitt, star of the upcoming Formula One based movie, Apex, and Damson Idris, co-star of the upcoming Formula One based movie, Apex, walk on the grid in front of Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari SF-23 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain

The Brad Pitt-starrer F1-based film will be released on 25 June 2025 internationally, while people in North America will experience the movie two days later in the theaters. The film is being produced under the banner of Apple Original Films and will have Lewis Hamilton as one of the executive producers of the project.

The world of Formula 1 has been abuzz ever since the announcement of the project and even saw the crew filming in Silverstone and Hungary last year with all the F1 teams on the grid. The Apple film is being directed by the famed creator of "Top Gun: Maverick" Joseph Kosinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

While it stars Brad Pitt and Damson Idris in the lead roles, they would be ably supported by Academy Award-nominee Kerry Condon, Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem, Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe Award nominee Tobias Menzies, Sarah Niles, Kim Bodnia and Samson Kayo.

In their joint statement, Apple Original Films and F1 confirmed the same and said (via Sky Sports):

"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."
"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."

While the title of the film is yet to be confirmed, the joint statement from Apple Original Films and F1 claimed that the audiences would be immersed in the spectacle and celebrate "the skill and heroism" of the drivers which also portrays the level of fierce competition typical of F1 races.

Lewis Hamilton exudes confidence in Joseph Kosinski for the F1-based movies

Lewis Hamilton stated that shooting a racing movie is a task in itself and making it authentic could be very difficult. However, while appearing on the 'Hot Ones'. the Mercedes driver was confident that Kosinski would be able to pull the movie off authentically.

He said:

"Racing movies, I feel like it's very, very hard to capture them. You know, each year you have to do filming (where) you're following a truck that has a camera on the back, so it's hard to catch that capture speed. But this is all real-time, real speed."
"I think if you go back to like Steve McQueen, for example, back then they would have men laying on the front of the car with the camera, you know, like, or have a big camera on top of the helmet, where now we've got all this amazing new technology. So I feel like Joe is going to blow people away," Hamilton claimed.

The makers further revealed that the production of the movie will continue at the 2024 British GP and conclude at the season-ending finale in Abu Dhabi later this year.

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