Brad Pitt is placing his driving abilities to the take a look at in his upcoming System 1 biopic — and the true racers are noticing — based on producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
“It’ll be very thrilling,” Bruckheimer, 80, informed Entertainment Tonight of the brand new movie on Saturday, November 18, whereas attending the System 1 Grand Prix with Pitt, 59, in Las Vegas. “We have now Brad Pitt racing. We did some background filming and we’ll be again right here subsequent yr.”
He gushed over Pitt’s abilities behind the wheel, teasing, “He does all of it himself. He’s a tremendous athlete, the drivers are amazed at how good he’s.”
The filmmaker defined that his workforce needed to pause capturing the racing biopic because of the SAG-AFTRA strike. The Display screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Tv and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) picketing concluded earlier this month after starting in July. It adopted the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, which lasted from Might to September, each of which fought towards the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) for higher labor legal guidelines, wages and AI restrictions for its members.
With the strikes over, Bruckheimer revealed that his crew filmed a couple of issues whereas in Las Vegas for the large occasion this previous weekend. He additionally defined that the solid will “be within the vehicles after the primary of the yr” as they totally resume capturing.
Pitt, for his half, will start filming in mid-December, based on Bruckheimer. “It’s all in regards to the drama and the characters,” the producer added of the movie’s premise. “It’s a terrific character research, the characters, drivers, the individuals round them who run these groups, the managers of the groups.”
The sports activities film doesn’t have an official title, however Pitt was beforehand introduced as taking part in the fictional racer Sonny Hayes. Sonny is a retired athlete who returns to F1 racing to assist prepare up and comer Joshua Pearce (Damson Idris).
Forward of manufacturing shutdowns this previous summer time, Pitt and Idris, 32, had been noticed in white racing jumpsuits on the British Grand Prix in July. The twosome had been seen capturing scenes for the mission and chatting with actual racers whereas in England.
Within the months that adopted, Pitt didn’t movie another initiatives, however he did preserve himself busy by fostering his relationship with girlfriend Ines de Ramon.
The pair had been first linked in November 2022 after being seen collectively at a Bono live performance in Los Angeles. “Brad and Ines’ relationship goes rather well,” a supply completely informed Us Weekly earlier this month, noting that one yr into their romance the couple are “in love.”
Though the Oscar winner and de Ramon, 33, “aren’t leaping into [marriage] simply but,” the insider stated they “are going the space” and targeted on the longer term.