With the cancellation of the 2022 Russian Grand Prix, which was scheduled to take place at Sochi Autodrom this weekend, the F1 drivers have suddenly found themselves enjoying a two-week-long vacation, right after coming out of their Summer Break mode to race in Monza for the Italian GP. But being the high-class professionals that they are, the racers have been utilising this free time to indulge in their other fields of work that they are passionate about–and the prime example for that is Lewis Hamilton.
If fans of the seven-time World Champion have been wondering what Lewis has been up to these days with there being no Grand Prix, the British dropped an answer to that with one of his story updates on Instagram. The 37-year-old posted a snapshot with him posing beside legendary film producer Jerry Bruckheimer of Top Gun and Pirates of the Caribbean fame. This indicates that Lewis Hamilton has been busy with the Brad Pitt film that he has been co-producing with Bruckheimer, which will be based on Formula 1.
The news about the film was revealed earlier this year, with frenzied fans being overwhelmed with the fact that Lewis has been roped in as a consultant and a producer for this highly ambitious Apple Studios project. While the proceedings of the film have been quite a hush-hush matter, Lewis’ story has given us confirmation that production is indeed underway and the movie will be available to us in a short while.
Lewis Hamilton hangs out with Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer on the set of his untitled F1 movie
It is no news that Lewis Hamilton is one of the most reputable athletes in the whole world, and he is often seen around high-profile people from Hollywood. But when it comes to being actually involved in a movie project, fans cannot wait to see how Lewis pulls off such a huge responsibility. While speaking of the launch of the project, Lewis had said, “It’s a really cool project. We’re already working on the script, for example…which is fun, spending good time with Brad which is pretty epic.”
To the fans’ dismay, Lewis Hamilton will not be making an on-screen appearance in the movie as most of his work is behind the lens. Directing this movie will be Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski, and it has been reported that the budget for the film is north of $140 million. Now, it only remains to be seen how big of a hit the movie turns out to be once it is released in near future.