‘All filming is shut down’: Brad Pitt’s F1 movie in turmoil

Filming for the upcoming F1-themed movie recently took place at the British GP.

With the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) having gone on strike, filming for Brad Pitt’s upcoming F1-themed movie has been halted.

For the first time since 1980, several writers and actors across Hollywood and the United States have stopped working, following pay disputes and the use of AI.

A strike was agreed by the union, which has seen several blockbusters halted prior to release in cinema.

With Pitt being a member of the SAG-AFTRA, filming for the untitled F1 movie has stopped, despite recent filming having been conducted at the British Grand Prix.

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“All filming is shut down for now,” a production source told NBC News.

“Brad had really enjoyed himself, but he is definitely a very loyal member of the union.”

Pitt and co-star Damson Idris were both at the Silverstone International Circuit recently for the British GP, where a considerable amount of work towards the upcoming move took place.

The film, which Lewis Hamilton is the executive producer of, involves a fictional F1 team, who had a garage at the British GP.

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‘APX GP’ had a fully set up garage between Mercedes and Ferrari, with it having included all the equipment used by a traditional F1 outfit.

Two specially modified F2 cars were also in the garage and were used for filming throughout the British GP, with Pitt having completed some laps of the circuit.

Incredibly, the two cars were even at the back of the grid ahead of the race, for further filming to take place.

There had been reports that Pitt was going to lead the field on the warm-up lap; however, this was completely quashed.

No filming was completed on track whilst the circuit was live, given how unsafe it would’ve been.

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When the movie will get back underway remains to be seen, with the likelihood being that its release date will be heavily impacted by the union’s action.

Screenwriters in particular have been on strike since May, whilst there was also a mass walkout at the UK premiere of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’.

With several actors on strike as well now, further disruption in Hollywood is expected.