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Brad Pitt F1 movie hits Daytona 24 Hours, Bruckheimer named Grand Marshal

Filming at Daytona will revolve around the 992-shape #120 Porsche 911 GT3 R entered by fictional team Chip Hart Racing – which is run in real life by Wright Motorsports for Adam Adelson, Elliott Skeer, Jan Heylen and Frederic Makowiecki. Their names are absent from car, however, which instead features Sonny Hayes (which is Pitt’s character in

Brad Pitt F1 movie hits Daytona 24 Hours, Bruckheimer named Grand Marshal

Filming at Daytona will revolve across the 992-shape #120 Porsche 911 GT3 R entered by fictional staff Chip Hart Racing – which is run in actual life by Wright Motorsports for Adam Adelson, Elliott Skeer, Jan Heylen and Frederic Makowiecki.

Their names are absent from automobile, nonetheless, which as an alternative options Sonny Hayes (which is Pitt’s character within the film), C Kelso and longtime Porsche racer-turned-ambassador Patrick Long, with sponsorship from Geico insurance coverage and Peak antifreeze.

The automobile will type a part of the narrative arc of the as-yet-unnamed Formula 1 movie by Apple Original Films, which hails from director Joseph Kosinski (Prime Gun: Maverick), Jerry Bruckheimer Movies, Plan B Leisure and seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Dawn Apollo Films.

Created in collaboration with Components 1, the movement image stars Brad Pitt as a former driver who returns to F1, alongside Damson Idris as his staff mate on APXGP, a fictional eleventh staff on the grid.

Brad Pitt filming F1 race movie

Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Brad Pitt filming F1 race film

Bruckheimer himself will ship essentially the most well-known phrases in motorsports to kick off the 62nd operating of the Rolex 24 At Daytona in his position as Grand Marshal for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener.

Bruckheimer, whose canon contains Con Air, Black Hawk Down and Armageddon along with the Prime Gun, Nationwide Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean and Dangerous Boys franchises, famously filmed scenes at Daytona for his 1990 film Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise.

“Jerry Bruckheimer has produced a number of the most entertaining and action-packed motion pictures and reveals of the previous a number of a long time,” mentioned Daytona Worldwide Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “Whether or not he featured quick vehicles, high-flying jets, or frantic foot races, his work displays the power we’ll see within the Rolex 24 At Daytona, making him the proper grand marshal for this yr’s race.”

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Bruckheimer added: “Daytona Worldwide Speedway is an iconic venue and it’s going to be an honor to provide the command for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. I’ve been right here for the largest NASCAR race and now I can’t wait to expertise one of the crucial prestigious sports activities automobile races on this planet.”

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