HOLLYWOOD superstar Brad Pitt is set to live life in the fast lane by driving in the British Grand Prix.
The actor, 59, has got special permission to complete the first parade lap at Silverstone against the likes of F1 ace Lewis Hamilton as he films his latest blockbuster.
Brad Pitt is to race Lewis Hamilton in the first parade lap at the British Grand Prix as he films for his new movie
Pitt is playing a veteran F1 driver who comes out of retirement to mentor a younger hotshot in the film, which Hamilton will executive produce
The risky move, which places billions of pounds of cars on the line, was pushed by bosses to ensure footage is as realistic as possible in the as-yet-untitled movie.
Seven-times world champ Lewis, 38, is executive producing.
A movie insider says: “Watching Brad Pitt leading the field in the British Grand Prix will be an incredible and surreal moment for TV viewers and fans at Silverstone this July.”
Brad plays a veteran F1 driver who comes out of retirement to mentor a younger hotshot.
The film is being made by Dawn Apollo Films, Lewis’s new production company.
He will help with casting and says: “It’s a cool project . . . [and] spending good time with Brad is pretty epic.”
The movie is set for release next year.
Pitt has got special permission to complete the first parade at Silverstone
Movie bosses want to ensure footage in the F1 movie is as realistic as possible