For anyone who enjoyed Netflix’s Drive To Survive, this upcoming Lewis Hamilton documentary should pique your interest.
Subscription streaming giant Apple TV+ has announced a brand-new feature-length documentary about prolific Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.
The doc will have full access to Hamilton and his team, promising “an all-star cast of guest interviews” with footage from on and off the track. A release date and title have yet to be announced.
British filmmaker Matt Kay will be directing, with seven-time Championship winning Hamilton himself attached as a producer alongside his media talent manager Penni Throw, One Community and Box to Box Films – the minds behind feverishly popular F1 series Drive To Survive and highly regarded movies like Senna and Maradona.
Former HBO CEO Richard Plepler will be executive producer along with Scott Budnick, whose films include the first and second Hangover movies and War Dogs.
A statement from Apple TV+ read: “Hamilton has blazed an uncharted trail professionally, socially and culturally, and transformed the sport on a global scale.
“Coming from a working-class family, Lewis succeeded in a sport where the odds were stacked against him but where his talent shone through, allowing him to dominate the sport for over a decade.
“Hamilton is currently the only Black driver to race in the Formula 1 series. He embraced what made him different and his rise to the top of his career has made him fiercely committed to using his platform to influence positive change for future generations.”
Hamilton has grown accustomed to being behind the camera over his career, both on and off the track. Aside from his most recent role in Drive To Survive, he has previously appeared in the animated Disney franchise Cars and had cameos in Zoolander 2 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
It has also been reported that Hamilton has been linked as a consultant and possible actor for a new Apple Original Films F1 movie starring Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt.
The Hamilton film is one of several documentaries made by Apple recently. They Call Me Magic, a film about basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson, is set to premiere on April 22, and a documentary about actor and diplomat Sidney Poitier is in the works, on which Oprah Winfrey serves as executive producer.