Lewis Hamilton has revealed more details about the upcoming F1 movie starring Brad Pitt including what stage the production is at.
News broke last year that Hamilton had signed on as producer and advisor to the upcoming project as part of his own recently established production company, Dawn Apollo Films.
Currently details about the film, which is set to start shooting this year, are vague with Pitt the only confirmed cast member and that the plot will be fictional.
But Hamilton has now fleshed out some of the details and revealed that they are currently in the audition phase of production as they work out the characters set to star alongside Pitt’s.
“We’re going through a process right now of selecting the character that will be alongside Brad, which is exciting,” he told media including PlanetF1.com.
“Basically, we have recordings of them [potential actors] doing certain scenes and we go through.
“I’ve sat in the office with [producer] Jerry [Bruckheimer], [director] Joe [Kosinski] and Brad and we’ve been watching them and kind of giving our inputs and what we think.”
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While Hamilton did not reveal any of the actors under consideration, he did say he felt it was his job to make sure the cast is diverse, a point he has pushed for in the real world of motorsport as well.
“I think my responsibility is to make sure it is diverse,” the seven-time World Champion said.
“I want to make the movie, in terms of having diversity and representation, I want it to be as Formula 1 should be in the future or should be now but will be in the future.
“So I want to see female mechanics. I would love to see a female driver. We haven’t got to that point yet, but why not?
“We’ve got the script, we’ve gone through quite a few different iterations of it, we’re still waiting for a new rewrite and that’s the whole process. But I was doing that throughout Christmas.
“I’m excited to get to the next end of the script and I was talking to Brad last night about the characters that we have coming.”