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Co-producer Hamilton says he won’t appear in Brad Pitt F1 movie

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 10, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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BAKU, June 10 (Reuters) – Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Friday he would not appear in a film starring Brad Pitt based on Formula One that the Mercedes driver is co-producing because he does not want it he fails.

Apple TV said earlier this week that its studio had secured the rights to the feature film, which will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, director of the new blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick.”

He said Kosinski will also produce the film with Hamilton, Plan B Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.

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“It’s a really cool project,” Hamilton told reporters at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday.

“We’re already working on the script for example…which is fun, having a good time with Brad, which is pretty epic,” the 37-year-old added.

Hamilton, the most successful driver in Formula 1 history, has varied interests outside of sport including fashion and music and he even featured in a song by Christina Aguilera.

He is also a strong advocate for human rights, social justice, equality and the environment.

Hamilton, who is currently involved in making a documentary about him, said he sees his role as one of ensuring diversity among the cast and crew.

He also wanted the film, which Apple TV said would star Pitt as a driver coming out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie against the titans of the sport, to capture the essence of Formula 1.

“I’m not planning on going, no,” Hamilton said.

“Really, my responsibility and something that I take on is to make sure that the cast and the crew in the background are diverse.

“It’s really about showing how great this sport is to people who may have never watched it, but also making sure that we really keep the real heritage and the real spirit of racing in the game. film.”

He did not rule out inviting other pilots to join.

“There are a lot of people in the sport who are involved in this, helping to educate those who are trying to create this film,” Hamilton said.

“We are already talking about how we are going to capture certain images.

“We pilots will have to be involved in this.

“But we’re not actors…we don’t want this movie to be crap, that’s probably why I’m not going to be in it too.”

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Reporting by Abhishek Takle; edited by Toby Davis

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