Lewis Hamilton admits him being cast into movie would make it ‘crap’

With Mercedes off the pace, Lewis Hamilton is fighting to get back in the Formula 1 title fight, having secured P2 in Australia.

Lewis Hamilton has teamed up with Oscar winner Brad Pitt for a new venture, producing a movie about Formula 1.

While the movie doesn’t have a name yet, it is set to follow a Formula 1 driver, played by Pitt, who comes out of retirement to mentor a young driver to success.

It is being produced by Hamilton’s new company, Dawn Apollo Films, and Apple’s film studio, with Apple CEO Tim Cook recently seen in the Mercedes garage with the seven-time world champion.

The film is being directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. 

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“It’s a really cool project,” Hamilton said in June. 

“We’re already working on the script, for example…which is fun, spending good time with Brad, which is pretty epic.”

Among those set to star in the production are Damson Idris, from the series Snowfall.

“I want to make the movie, in terms of like having diversity and representation. I want it to be as Formula 1 should be in the future — or should be now, but will be in the future,” Hamilton said, discussing the casting.

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Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali confirmed that filming is due to start in the second half of the 2023 season on location at select race weekends, as footage is collected of drivers in action around the circuit.

Hamilton is listed among the cast, although he is expected to have a fairly limited on-screen appearance, on-par with other featured Formula 1 drivers.

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“I don’t plan to be in it, no,” the Mercedes driver said. 

“It’s going to take us drivers to be involved in [filming the on-track action]. But we’re not actors.

“We don’t want this movie to be crap, which is probably why I’m not going to be part of it also.”