Brad Pitt ‘forced to dump millions of dollars of footage from race drama in sponsorship row!’
After arguments reportedly erupted over sponsors, Brad Pitt is said to have bee forced to ditch reams of pricey scenes from his upcoming race car film – which could delay its release beyond 2024.
Brad Pitt has reportedly been forced to dump millions of dollars of footage from his upcoming race car drama.
The ‘Fight Club’ star, 59, has taken the lead role in and is producing the upcoming sportscar movie, but it’s now said he has had to axe the valuable scenes in a row over sponsorships.
A source told The Sun: “It really is a nightmare for Brad and the team.
“A lot of events had been earmarked for filming throughout the year which would have helped reduce costs rather than having to recreate high-speed moments and wide shots.
“However, with all the sponsors changing it now makes the footage defunct.
“It’s gutting for Brad and Lewis who see this project as their baby.
“Apple Studios, who are helping make the film, are far from impressed but at the end of the day, there isn’t a lot they can do.”
Brad is said to have spent weeks including the first half of the Formula 1 season shooting at Grand Prix events across the world for the movie before the SAG-AFTRA actor’s strike ground Hollywood to a standstill.
The Sun reported now work has started again after the walk-out ended, sponsorships in the film have “all changed”, meaning the scenes already shot have been rendered unusable.
It was also reported the glitch is a “disastrous” blow to the movie’s co-producers Jerry Bruckheimer, 80, and British race champion Lewis Hamilton, 38, who, like his new friend Brad, stars in the film and is producing the movie.
The film is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, 49, who recently teamed up with Tom Cruise, 61, on ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.
It’s believed the footage row could delay Brad’s film beyond its scheduled release date of 2024.
It follows Brad’s fictional racer character Sonny Hayes, who suffers a nightmare smash that forces him to give up the sport before he’s brought out of retirement to mentor a young hot-shot driver.