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Lewis Hamilton has set out up his own entertainment company, with one of his first two productions including Hollywood star Brad Pitt, and his second a documentary of his Formula 1 career. Hamilton has proven to be a star on the F1 track in recent years, and now he is looking to do something similar in the film and TV industry.
A report from DEADLINE confirmed the news, with his new company named Dawn Apollo Films. The Englishman set up the production line with talent outfit Copper, which is run by his manager Penni Thow.
Despite being in the early stages the seven-time F1 world champion already has two exciting ideas in the pipeline with some of the industry's biggest names.
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As mentioned his first untitled film idea will be based on the sport he has dominated in recent years, starring the mega star Pitt whilst being directed by the man behind the recently released Top Gun: Maverick picture Joe Kosinsk. His second film will then be a story documenting Hamilton's life and his succesful career on the track.
Speaking to DEADLINE upon the formation of Dawn Apollo, Hamilton revealed the film industry is something he has always 'dreamt' of being involved in. He said: "I’ve always been into movies. I watch a lot. I find it a real escape.
"There are a lot of movies I find inspiring and I’ve always dreamed of one day doing something in this space. The question was often asked whether I would act. I’ve been very fortunate to be an F1 driver so I never really had time to dedicate to the craft of acting but a dream of mine has been to story-tell.
'I sat down with my team, and I asked 'What would it take for us to start a production company?', and I went around and I met a range of producers and filmmakers in LA just to gain knowledge. One of them was Jeffrey Katzenberg.
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"The goal is to make impactful stories and ultimately to inspire people through movies and storytelling. A big part of the new company will be about social impact, community and causes. That’s very important to me."
The seven-time world champion was also asked if he would feature in the film, and whilst he played down the answer he did reveal it is 'not impossible'. He went on: "I don’t plan to. I can’t say it’s impossible but at the moment I’m enjoying the lessons I’m learning in the background from Joe, the writing team and Brad…"
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