Action on the track
The Silverstone weekend left behind not only the spectacle provided by the drivers on the track in the British Grand Prix and another victory for Red Bull and Max Verstappen but also the incredible media attention sparked by Brad Pitt’s presence on the starting grid. The Hollywood star had not come to Great Britain for pleasure, but to shoot some ‘on-track’ scenes for the highly anticipated Formula 1 film, which counts seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton among its producers.
The film, to be directed by Joseph Kosinski, aims to be the most realistic ever made about the pinnacle of motorsport, and for this reason, the production was granted the freedom to move around the paddock as if it were an 11th team on the grid. However, the significant work for the realization of this motor-themed movie has suffered a sudden halt. Hollywood is in turmoil following the strike – called for the first time since 1980 – by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
The actors’ union is engaged in a tough dispute over compensation and the use of artificial intelligence in productions. Film and television productions currently underway have already been slowed down due to the strike of many screenwriters since May, and the actors’ strike could have an impact on the completion of other Hollywood films. Naturally, Brad Pitt is part of the union and has joined arms with many other colleagues, both well-known and lesser-known.
Delays in terms of schedule
“All filming has been halted for the time being,” said a source close to the production to NBC News. “Brad really enjoyed himself, but he is definitely a very loyal member of the union.” Although the film does not yet have a release date in theaters, it is likely that filming and any other activities related to the production of the film will be further postponed until a solution is found.