A strike initiated by the Screen Actors Guild regarding compensation and residuals has thrown a wrench in the works for many movie projects featuring notable industry stars.
Brad Pitt, a renowned actor, is believed to be supporting the strike, leading to misleading news last week suggesting that production of the new F1 film would be postponed until the strike concluded.
However, despite Pitt’s potential absence, the Apple film’s shooting continues in the F1 paddock as there is still scope to record track action and paddock footage, even without the main actors.
As the Hungarian Grand Prix approaches, the pit lane once again hosts the garage of the fictional Apex team for which Pitt’s character drives in the film.
Sources suggest there are plans to shoot Apex pit stops, parc ferme reactions, and grid activity during the Hungarian weekend.
Stunt driver Craig Dolby filling in for Brad Pitt for a film scene
Photo by: Simon Galloway / F1 Flow Images
Pitt has embraced the role of Sonny Hayes, a former F1 driver who makes his comeback as a seasoned veteran following a post-accident retirement.
Speaking to Sky at the British Grand Prix about his role in the film, Pitt expressed, “Speaking as a layperson, I had no inkling of what it entails to be a driver, the level of aggression and skill required.
“These drivers are extraordinary athletes. I hold immense respect for everyone on the track across all classes.
“I plan on staying here until they force me to leave because I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I believe it’s every man’s dream.
“My character would have competed in Le Mans, he would have raced in Daytona. It’s impressive to witness victories in both Le Mans and Daytona.
“I respect greatly what you all do, and I’ve been an admirer of your work for many years. So, thank you! It’s a privilege to be here.”
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hollywood Actors’ Strike Impact on F1 Film Production
Has the Hollywood actors’ strike affected the production of the new F1 film?
Despite the ongoing strike led by the Screen Actors Guild, the new F1 film’s production continues. The crew is capturing track action and paddock footage even without the presence of main actors.
Is Brad Pitt participating in the Screen Actors Guild strike?
Yes, renowned actor Brad Pitt is believed to be supporting the actors’ strike, which led to misleading reports about a pause in the production of the new F1 film. However, production is still ongoing.
Who is playing the role of returning F1 driver Sonny Hayes in the new F1 film?
Brad Pitt is portraying the character of Sonny Hayes, a former F1 driver who makes a comeback as a seasoned veteran after retiring from the series due to an accident.
Is filming still occurring on the track without the main stars of the new F1 film?
Yes, filming for the movie continues in the F1 paddock as there are opportunities to record track action and paddock footage, even without the presence of the main actors like Brad Pitt.
What does Brad Pitt think about the role he’s playing in the new F1 film?
Brad Pitt has expressed immense respect for race car drivers and their skills, stating that he had no idea of the level of aggression and skill required to be a driver. He is thoroughly enjoying his role and plans to continue until he’s forced to leave.
Is there any high-speed action footage planned to be captured at the Hungarian Grand Prix?
Yes, the shooting schedule at the Hungaroring includes capturing more high-speed action footage with the modified F2 cars that were first seen at the British Grand Prix. Plans also include filming Apex pit stops, parc ferme reactions, and grid activity during the Hungarian weekend.