According to rumors, seven-time world, Lewis Hamilton is involved in discussions about a new Hollywood film about Formula 1. The entertainment website Deadline says Apple TV is ready to secure the rights to the film, with Brad Pitt in the lead role as a retired driver to teach the young driver and become his teammate.
An original Deadline report said: "We have heard that British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is involved in some capacity." Joseph Kosinski, who directed the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, is the director of a Formula 1 film with screenwriter Ehren Kruger and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Bruckheimer, who produced the original 1986 film ‘Top Gun’, worked on NASCAR’s 1990 film ‘Days of Thunder in which he also starred Tom Cruise. It further states that the budget for the film is 140 million dollars - the same as for the Formula 1 team according to the limited budget for the 2022 season.
The theme of the film is reminiscent of ‘Driven’, which was released in 2001 with Sylvester Stallone in the lead role of former IndyCar champion who returned to help the young driver. There are no indications that Formula One rights holder Liberty Media is involved in a new project, which might try to jump into ‘Drive to Survive’ which has accelerated in America over the past few years.
This news comes half a year after Lewis Hamilton admitted he would like to be an actor when he retires from Formula One. “I would love to act one day. I want to be the best, in everything I do, I want to be the best. Do the best I can.
So, if I am going to make a film, I will go to classes, study, and be sure that I am expressing my emotions in the way I should, ”he told DAZN F1. "I don't have time at the moment, so it will be something I will do when I retire," Lewis Hamilton added.
"I like to encourage people to write down their stuff, to never think their ideas are stupid or meaningless or an over-ambitious dream because it's about realizing their dreams and dreaming as much as possible - and… give everything to make it happen," he concluded
Lewis Hamilton and Top gun
Namely, in 2020, Lewis Hamilton was already training for his first acting role, and at the end of 2019, he turned down a role in the film ‘Top Gun’.
"I didn't have time to record," the Brit admitted in 2019. “I was trying to get into‘ Top Gun ’because I’m a big fan of the film, but I didn’t have time to shoot. I had the opportunity to participate, but I couldn’t.
I want to be an actor. ” “Between the catwalk and the catwalk in Paris, I changed clothes, met with the acting coach for about 20 minutes and we went over part of the script. I didn't get the role. I don't have time for movies at the moment, but one day I want to try.
” Lewis Hamilton has so far had only small roles on the big screen, in the films ‘Zoolander 2’ and ‘Cars’.