Apple Lands Formula One Feature Starring Brad Pitt

Apple Studios has landed a Formula One racing feature from Joseph Kosinski, Plan B Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, starring Brad Pitt.

Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) is set to direct and will produce the feature alongside seven-time Formula One champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, Plan B Entertainment (World War Z), Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films (Top Gun: Maverick, “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise).

In the film, Pitt stars as a driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie driver against the titans of the sport.

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This marks Apple Studios’ second feature with Pitt and Plan B Entertainment, who are partnering, along with George Clooney’s Smokehouse, on the Jon Watts-directed untitled film starring Pitt and Clooney.

Sandra Bullock to Star in Another Feature for Netflix

Following her role in Netflix’s Bird Box last year, Sandra Bullock is set to star in another feature for the service, which will be directed by Nora Fingscheidt.

Fingscheidt made her directorial debut with her film Systemsprenger, which premiered at the 2019 International Berlin Film Festival, where she won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Award for new perspectives in cinema. Since then, the film has won 24 international awards and was selected to represent Germany at the 2020 Academy Awards.

In Bullock’s upcoming movie, she will play Ruth Slater, who, released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.

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The writer is Academy Award winner Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation). Producers are Academy Award winner Graham King for GK Films, Bullock for Fortis Films and Veronica Ferres for Construction Film. Executive producers are Nan Morales, Nicola Shindler, Sally Wainwright and Colin Vaines.

Bullock’s latest feature Bird Box remains one of Netflix’s top performing films and was watched by more than 80 million accounts in its first four weeks, according to the service.