Apple In Home Stretch On Brad Pitt Formula One Racing Film With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’s Joseph Kosinski, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ehren Kruger

Unique, Apple The exclusive is in talks and will kick off the big film package before the new year. It’s a Highly Competitive Race to Receive an Untitled Pitch Package brad pitt Playing the role of a Formula One driver who comes out of retirement to mentor a young driver, and makes his final blows on the track as the young driver’s teammate. Top Gun: Maverick the director Joseph Kosinski will helm, and ehren kruger is writing the screenplay. top Gun‘s Jerry Bruckheimer is producing. British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton Also included in the film.

For Pitt, this is the second movie package megadeal in the past few months after Apple acquired an untitled film. Spider Man Director John Watts will direct, with Pitt and George Clooney starring as two Lone Wolf “fixers” tasked with the same task. On the racing film, sources said the package was in the $130 million-$140 million range, before line compensation. This puts it in line with many of the big package deals we made last year, the kind that seem perfectly suited for streamers who need content but are still gaining momentum on the growth front.

The Appeal Is Pitt’s Star Power, Which Won an Oscar Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, and the Kosinski-directed . there is a high expectation Top Gun: Maverick, which Paramount will release next May. The deadline has been chasing the prospect of an Apple deal since early last month and had six major suitors around it, shortly after the package was taken to market late last week. They were Paramount, MGM, Sony and Universal, as well as Netflix and Amazon.

Pitt and Kosinski once tried to make a racing car movie called go like hell, where he would have played Carroll Shelby in a film vehicle produced to be the right stuff Set on the race track. A version of Shelby’s story was told in ford v ferrari, Matt Damon as Shelby and Christian Bale as Brit driver Ken Miles.

Pitt and Kosinski were dropped by the CAA, which took over the auction. Pitt is also reprized by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.