Lewis Hamilton gave an update on his F1 movie with Brad Pitt after Hollywood strikes halted production. Apple Studios' film, co-produced by Hamilton, faced delays due to a five-month Writers Guild of America strike. Pitt and Damson Idris were spotted filming at the British Grand Prix, including scenes with F2-spec cars at Silverstone.
Additional filming occurred during the Hungarian and Italian Grands Prix without Pitt and Idris present. Plans to film at the Las Vegas Grand Prix this weekend have been canceled, as confirmed by Hamilton. He also revealed the reasons why.
"Brad and Damson [are] back in training getting ready to get back in the car,” he said, as quoted by crash.net “We were supposed to be filming this weekend. If there wasn’t a strike we would have been filming one of the really cool scenes here this weekend”.
Lewis Hamilton on the project
Lewis Hamilton has great expectations from this project, although he is aware that this is a financially demanding project.
“We will continue on filming in next year so you’ll see them around more,” -Lewis Hamilton continued.
We’ve already got great footage with the demo drivers who have done a great job, as the drivers got to see in Austin. We’ll keep pushing along, it’s still going to be great, might cost a little bit more but I am really confident in what Jerry [Bruckheimer] is going to produce”.
The Brit emphasized that this will not take him much time. He is excited about the great opportunity he will have. “It won’t take a huge amount of my time,” he continued. “In December I’ll be probably spending a day or so with Joe and Jerry just going over the script. “And obviously now we can continue on with the writers”.
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