APX GP filming cars on-track, Hungaroring, 2023

Hamilton-Pitt Formula 1 film gets June 2025 release date

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The new Formula 1 film created by the makers of Top Gun: Maverick will begin to arrive in cinemas on June 25th next year.

No title has been announced yet for the film, which is being made in collaboration with the world championship. Seven-times F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is a co-producer and said he wants the film to portray a greater degree of realism than past motorsport dramatisations.

Joseph Kosinski, whose previous films include Top Gun: Maverick and Tron Legacy, is directing the film. Jerry Bruckheimer, whose many film credits also include the successful recent Top Gun reboot, is its producer.

Filming began last year at several circuits and during some world championship events, beginning with last year’s British Grand Prix.

Work on the film was briefly disrupted in the second half of 2023 due to the strike called by the Writers Guild of America, but has since resumed. The production crew have continued filming this year and will do so again at next month’s British Grand Prix as well as other rounds between now and the season finale at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.

Apple Original Films will release the film in partnership with Warner Bros Pictures. Following an “international” release on June 25th, the film will open in cinemas in North America two days later. It will also be screened in IMAX cinemas.

Brad Pitt, 60, will star as a former driver who returns to compete in Formula 1 with the fictional APXGP team. His rookie team mate is played by Damson Idris. Javier Bardem, Kerry Condon, Tobias Menzies, Sarah Niles, Kim Bodnia, Samson Kayo and Callie Cooke are also among the cast.

F1 said the film “will immerse audiences in the spectacle of the most popular annual sports series, celebrating the skill and heroism of the drivers while showcasing the incredible challenge of competition in Formula 1.”

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23 comments on “Hamilton-Pitt Formula 1 film gets June 2025 release date”

  1. I wonder how they are going to film the overtakes or will that be special effects?

    1. Scripted overtakes are very easy to pull off anyway, & separate camera cars would drive around.

  2. Let’s play a game. Comment below what should be the film’s title.

    1. Push to Pitt

    2. High Octane Octogenarians

    3. Pitt Stop (not my idea)

    4. Too little, too late

    5. Grand…pa

    6. Get in your Pittlane.

      No Pitty for the Pitt.

      The Pittagoras of Formula 1.

      The Pittbull comes back.

      I’m here to comPitt.

      Pitt stop? Pitt start!

    7. Brad Box Box Box

    8. “Brad, it’s James”.

    9. Re-tyred

      Brad Flag

      Strap-on mode

      Cockpitt

    10. Overtake: The Myth.

    11. A Knights’s Whale

  3. F1 said the film “will immerse audiences in the spectacle of the most popular annual sports series, celebrating the skill and heroism of the drivers while showcasing the incredible challenge of competition in Formula 1.”

    That doesn’t sound like ChatGPT at all…

    1. Good spot!

    2. There are so many far more heroic jobs and situations, than driving a modern F1 car. A little bit corny…

      1. A little bit nauseating more like.

  4. My expectations are so low, it can only be positive. Right?

    1. Driven was so bad it was kinda fun. I think this might just be dull.

    2. I think Drive to Survive will be directly influence what people think about the movie. Because people got so much information about F1 from there that, rightly or wrongly, most already know what happens inside and outside F1 these days. No cinderella story is gonna cut it that well, it won’t be convincing.

      1. I just had an “F1 fan” tell me DR lost to his last four teammates and was dumped by RBR. He also refused to believe that Daniel had beaten Max on quali and points during their three seasons together. But he knew all about Liam Lawson. So, I’m thinking they don’t know much. If it didn’t happen during the past three seasons or get mentioned on DTS, it didn’t happen as far as they’re concerned.

  5. The budget for this film must be immense. Stopping & starting filming over many years is extremely expensive to do & that’s before all the other huge costs.

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