Lewis Hamilton has revealed a “really cool scene” for his upcoming F1 movie starring Brad Pitt had to be shelved due to the Hollywood strikes.
The filming of the Apple Studios production, co-produced by Hamilton, has been disrupted by a five-month Writers Guild of America strike. Brad Pitt and co-star Damson Idris filmed a scene on the F1 grid during the British Grand Prix, while footage of F2-spec cars being driven by stunt drivers at the Silverstone track was also captured. Additional filming took place at the Hungarian and Italian Grands Prix, but Pitt and Idris were not present. Plans to film at the Las Vegas Grand Prix were abandoned due to delays caused by the strike. Hamilton confirmed that filming will continue during the 2024 F1 season and that Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the project. After the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hamilton will dedicate some of his free time to the project, meeting with the writers and going over the script.