Following the announcement of Apple’s upcoming F1 movie produced by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, Brad Pitt is not the only Hollywood star involved in an F1 project. Keanu Reeves is set to host an F1 docuseries for Disney+ that is expected to air in 2023.
According to Variety, Reeves is working on a four-part F1 docuseries for Disney+ that will focus on the current Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn and his two-time championship-winning team, Brawn GP.
“We want to tell that amazing remarkable story [of Brawn GP],” said Reeves to a journalist at the 2022 British Grand Prix. “There is so much to talk about.”
“It’s been really great to be able to learn more about what was going on in Formula One that year. It wasn’t just the cars, new regulations, FOTA [the Formula One Teams Association], or breakaway series. I mean there was just so much happening in Formula One at that time. The world of Formula One was just extraordinary. I mean, it’s always extraordinary, but in that year with Brawn GP I think something really special happened.”
Reeves is right. The 2009 F1 season saw something truly exceptional that is worthy of a documentary. At the start of that year, Honda sold their F1 team to Ross Brawn for only one pound to keep it in the sport after withdrawing from the series due to the global financial crisis. Afterward, he renamed the team ‘Brawn GP’, and turned it into a championship-winning team, bringing home both the Constructors’ title and Drivers’ title, by first-time winner British driver Jenson Button.
The Hollywood star has already been conducting interviews for the series. Former Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, former Brawn GP drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button, and Ross Brawn himself were all mentioned.
It’s no surprise that Reeves is working on the project as he’s known to be a high-speed and motorsport fanatic. In addition to owning a number of motorcycles, he founded his own motorcycle brand called “Arch” and has been seen at several F1 races in recent years.
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