Why Hollywood's latest motorsport foray faces familiar stumbling blocks 
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Why Hollywood's latest motorsport foray faces familiar stumbling blocks 

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The proposed F1 movie may have Lewis Hamilton as a co-producer but, as MATT KEW points out, the problems it faces have been around for years

Hollywood history runs the risk of repeating itself when it comes to projecting motorsport on the silver screen. Thirty years after the first poorly received attempt to set Top Gun several thousand feet lower down, plans are afoot to give Formula 1 the blockbuster treatment this time.  

Apple TV earlier this year landed the rights to an F1 feature film starring Brad Pitt. The red carpet regular will play a seemingly over-the-hill ace who must come out of retirement and pair with a young hotshot to show the world how it’s done. If that plot sounds familiar, it’s only a couple of F-18 fighter jets short of 2022 smash hit Top Gun: Maverick. Oh, and for good measure, Maverick producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Joseph Kosinski will reprise those roles for this flick.  

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