Tobias Menzies joins Brad Pitt in Apple’s Formula 1 racing movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Kerry Condon and Damson Idris were previously announced to appear in the film team’s untitled feature film behind it Top gun: Maverick, with Joseph Kosinski who will direct and produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer. Ehren Kruger, one of the writers on Independent thinking personwill write the screenplay.
Menzies, who earned Emmy gold for his role as Prince Philip in Netflix’s The crown, will star in an undisclosed role, Apple said Friday. Menzies also counts Starz’s foreigner, HBOs Game of Thrones and AMCs The terror under his credits. He is currently in cinemas with A24s You hurt my feelings, opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He is represented by WME and Conway Van Gelder Grant in the UK
He will take on the lead role of Edwin Stanton in the new Apple TV+ Manhunt period drama from writer/producer Monica Beletsky about the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
In the Formula 1 racing film, Pitt plays a former racing driver who returns to the sport. Condon will play the team’s technical director and oversee the design and development of an advanced race car.
In addition to Bruckheimer and Kosinski, producers include Chad Oman and Lewis Hamilton’s Dawn Apollo production banner, while Copper CEO Penni Thow serves as executive producer. Apple is currently working with Pitt and his Plan B Entertainment on a Jon Watts-directed feature film, in which he stars alongside George Clooney.
The Formula 1 movie will be theatrically distributed, with an exclusive — and worldwide — run of at least 30 days before it hits the Apple TV+ platform. The tech giant, which counts the Cannes-bound Killers of the flower moon and that of Ridley Scott Napoleon as upcoming movies, is getting ready to release more movies in theaters.
Menzies is represented by WME and Conway Van Gelder Grant in the UK