Brad Pitt Movie about Formula 1 Will Simply Be Called ‘F1’

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, acting in an upcoming Formula One-based movie, follows the second practice session ahead of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 5, 2024. (AFP)
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, acting in an upcoming Formula One-based movie, follows the second practice session ahead of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 5, 2024. (AFP)
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Brad Pitt Movie about Formula 1 Will Simply Be Called ‘F1’

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, acting in an upcoming Formula One-based movie, follows the second practice session ahead of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 5, 2024. (AFP)
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, acting in an upcoming Formula One-based movie, follows the second practice session ahead of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 5, 2024. (AFP)

Brad Pitt's movie about Formula 1 coming to cinemas next year will simply be called “F1,” the racing series said Friday.

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is a co-producer of the project, which collected footage at F1 circuits around the world this year and last.

Footage was taken at Silverstone — home of the British Grand Prix — and at the Hungaroring near Budapest; as well as the historic Spa Francorchamps in Belgium; Japan’s popular Suzuka track; and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit.

Pitt was at Silverstone on Friday and walked through the paddock area.

In the film, the 60-year-old American plays a former driver who returns to F1 alongside a rookie teammate, who is played by London-born actor Damson Idris. Their fictional team is called APXGP.

The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski of “Top Gun: Maverick” fame.

The film will be released next June, F1 said in a statement.



German Police Detain Suspected Stalker Ahead of Taylor Swift Concert

17 July 2024, North Rhine-Westphalia, Gelsenkirchen: US singer Taylor Swift performs on the stage at the Veltins Arena during the first concert in Germany as part of her "The Eras Tour". Photo: Marius Becker/dpa
17 July 2024, North Rhine-Westphalia, Gelsenkirchen: US singer Taylor Swift performs on the stage at the Veltins Arena during the first concert in Germany as part of her "The Eras Tour". Photo: Marius Becker/dpa
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German Police Detain Suspected Stalker Ahead of Taylor Swift Concert

17 July 2024, North Rhine-Westphalia, Gelsenkirchen: US singer Taylor Swift performs on the stage at the Veltins Arena during the first concert in Germany as part of her "The Eras Tour". Photo: Marius Becker/dpa
17 July 2024, North Rhine-Westphalia, Gelsenkirchen: US singer Taylor Swift performs on the stage at the Veltins Arena during the first concert in Germany as part of her "The Eras Tour". Photo: Marius Becker/dpa

German police said Thursday that they detained a man suspected of stalking Taylor Swift ahead of the first of three shows by the pop star in the western city of Gelsenkirchen.
The man was detained following tips from organizers of the event, police said in a statement. They said he had previously made threats against the singer, German news agency dpa reported. They gave no more details of the man or the background to the incident.
Police said that Wednesday evening's concert, attended by about 60,000 people, went peacefully.
The American superstar has shows in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as part of her Eras Tour.
Ahead of the concerts, the city put up signs temporarily renaming itself “Swiftkirchen" and honored the singer on a “Walk of Fame” that commemorates local celebrities.
After Gelsenkirchen, Swift plans concerts in two other German cities, Hamburg and Munich.