Lewis Hamilton confirms he's teaming up with Brad Pitt for Formula One movie

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Brad Pitt attending a photocall for Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, held at the Corinthia Hotel, London.
Brad Pitt is teaming up with Lewis Hamilton. (PA)

Brad Pitt is teaming up with racing legend Lewis Hamilton to make a Formula One film, it has been confirmed.

The Hollywood heartthrob, 58, will apparently play a driver who decides to come out of retirement to help and up and coming driver.

Hamilton, 37, won't star in the movie but will be behind the scenes.

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Rumours about the project started swirling this week, and Hamilton has now said that it's a go.

British Formula One (F1) driver Lewis Hamilton poses on the red carpet upon arrival at The Fashion Awards 2019 in London on December 2, 2019. - The Fashion Awards are an annual celebration of creativity and innovation will shine a spotlight on exceptional individuals and influential businesses that have made significant contributions to the global fashion industry over the past twelve months. (Photo by Isabel Infantes / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE -  NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)
British Formula One (F1) driver Lewis Hamilton poses on the red carpet upon arrival at The Fashion Awards 2019 in London on December 2, 2019. - The Fashion Awards are an annual celebration of creativity and innovation will shine a spotlight on exceptional individuals and influential businesses that have made significant contributions to the global fashion industry over the past twelve months. (Photo by Isabel Infantes / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

The website formula1.com quoted him as saying: "It’s a really cool project and we are already working on the script for example, I’m much involved in the script, which is fun, and spending good time with Brad, which is pretty epic… and really from my responsibilities and something that I take on is just making sure the cast and crew in the background is diverse, something I really highlighted at the beginning."

Hamilton - who has won has won a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles (tied with Michael Schumacher) - said that those behind the film want to show how great the sport really is.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Towcester. Picture Date: Sunday July 18, 2021.
The film will be set in the racing world. (PA)

They are also focused on keeping the real heritage and the true racing spirit in the film, which so far doesn't have a title.

"If you look at all the racing movies, you can't necessarily say all the racing movies that have been in the past have been spectacular and that’s something we want to change," he said.

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