Brad Pitt’s F1 movie is making a significant leap to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, with a planned shoot in the USA at the month’s end.
The F1 film featuring Brad Pitt is set to feature at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The shoot is expanding to the USA by the end of January. The F1 movie starring Brad Pitt, which involves Lewis Hamilton as a consultant and producer, is branching out to IMSA, likely for scenes depicting the development of one of the characters.
Joe Kosinski directs and Jerry Bruckheimer produces the project, which they have already filmed multiple times at Formula 1 Grand Prix events. They featured two cars racing under the fictional APX GP team at Silverstone, and have conducted shoots in paddocks at various locations, including Las Vegas.
In 2024, the team plans to record more sequences, but they’ll first visit Daytona at January’s end for the Rolex 24. They’ll use this IMSA classic, the 24 Hours of Daytona, as the backdrop for their next shoot.
The team will start filming during the Roar Before The 24, the test weekend before the event, and will continue throughout the race. They plan to field a car to represent a fictional team, mirroring F1 weekends. This time, uniquely, they will likely film during the official sessions, a departure from typical F1 practice.
Pitt’s Comeback in Racing Film
The project, yet unnamed, revolves around a retired racing driver named Sonny Hayes, portrayed by Pitt, who comes out of retirement to mentor his young teammate Joshua Pearce, played by Damson Idris.
Dawn Apollo from Hamilton’s team produces the film, involving legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, with Joe Kosinski directing.
Due to the Hollywood strikes that halted production at the end of 2023, Hamilton recently discussed how the production would resume and return to the F1 paddock in 2024.