Brad Pitt Takes the Wheel in New Glimpse of His Upcoming ‘F1’ Movie

Apple’s Formula 1 film starring Brad Pitt will be called ‘F1’

Ahead of the official teaser trailer release, the first poster for Brad Pitt’s racing film now officially titled F1 has been unveiled. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, known for directing the acclaimed Top Gun: Maverick, the movie features Pitt as a former Formula 1 driver who returns to the sport to team up with an inexperienced teammate played by Damson Idris.

The announcement confirms that the initial teaser trailer for the movie will debut on Sunday, July 7, coinciding with the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. As for the release date of F1, the film is slated for a wide release in the summer of 2025.

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During last summer, Pitt and his co-stars caused wide spread excitement and attention when they filmed scenes at the British GP. Pitt took to the track in his modified F2 car between practice sessions to shoot scenes for his upcoming F1 movie at Silverstone. He described the experience of driving in front of a packed crowd as “the time of his life” and confessed it left him feeling “giddy.” We extensively covered the event. Explore everything from their time at the British GP here.

The film, produced by the team behind Top Gun: Maverick, aims to replicate its success, but with a reportedly much larger budget. According to Matthew Belloni from Puck, Brad Pitt’s Formula 1 movie now exceeds $300 million in budget, setting a break-even target of around $750 million. While achieving the same level of success as Top Gun seems improbable, if it delivers a comparable cinematic experience, it still has the potential to be a significant hit.

Image Credit: Apple Original Films

Pitt has previously divulged minor plot details, explaining that his character is a driver who would have raced in his prime in the 90s but retired from F1 after a terrible crash, continuing to race in other events. He also revealed that Javier Bardem will portray the team owner of ‘APXGP’, the worst team in F1. They have yet to score a single point, with their cars consistently finishing in last place, 21st and 22nd. The team will feature a rookie driver played by Idris, and Pitt’s character will be brought back to assist the team.

To ensure authenticity & Pitt has emphasized that their portrayal of the sport will be genuine. Apple TV has enlisted seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton as a producer. Hamilton has disclosed that he is actively involved in script consultation to maintain accuracy. Additionally, he is focused on fostering diversity among the cast and crew, while also dedicating time to enhance the actors’ understanding and driving abilities.

The theatrical release of F1 is scheduled for summer 2025, with the first teaser set to be released in the coming days. Stay tuned for updates! *UPDATE release date June 27, 2025.

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