British actor Tobias Menzies, Emmy winner for Netflix’s “The Crown,” has joined the cast of Apple Original Films’ Formula One racing feature, Variety can reveal.
Menzies joins a cast led by Brad Pitt, alongside Damson Idris (“Snowfall”) and BAFTA winner Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”). The as yet untitled film stars Pitt as a former driver who returns to the sport. Menzies’ role is being kept under wraps at the moment. The film will shoot across various Grand Prix’s this summer.
Among Brad Pitt’s many accomplishments—seven Academy Award nominations, a successful wine label, the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive—is his ability to invest in some truly trophy real estate. The Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood actor has spoken before about his affinity for all things architecture and interior design, telling Oprah Winfrey in 2004, “I love that architecture is this huge art piece you can be inside. I believe it lifts your soul and affects your mindset.” In late 2012 he collaborated on a collection with furniture-maker Frank Pollaro, and in 2020 he narrated a documentary about Frank Lloyd Wright. So it is no surprise that he has selected some impressive homes and made them even more so with his time, investment, and attention to detail.
In a spoiler-filled interview, the star-slash-creator of the FX comedy and his real-life hype man tells THR how the season finale explored the costs of ambition, the reason behind Dave’s big decision and whether they really killed off that A-list guest star.
If you’re a fan of Dave and you haven’t seen the finale, turn back now. You’re robbing yourself of a twisty, tense thrill ride if you read spoilers before seeing it. If you’re not yet a fan of Dave, go ahead and keep reading, because it might just be the push you need to add the show to your Hulu queue.
With that out of the way, the season three finale begins with Lil Dicky (Dave Burd) in bed with Rachel McAdams, who’s had a three-episode arc playing herself. They’re giggling and talking about their first loves before McAdams asks, “Are we crazy?” Dave replies, “I don’t know, but I would be crazy one million times over if it meant being crazy with you” before it’s revealed to be the “Mr. McAdams” music video shoot. In another scene with McAdams, Lil Dicky raps, “Maybe I’m your Brad Pitt” and actual Brad Pitt pops his head in.
Pitt plays a version of himself in the comedy from creator/star Dave Burd, aka Lil Dicky.
Dave’s guest star roster now includes Brad Pitt.
The movie star guested on the FX comedy’s season three finale as a version of himself opposite creator/star Dave Burd. Pitt, who filmed over several days, many of them night shoots, has considerably more than just a cameo. In fact, FX is submitting him for an Emmy in the guest actor category.
Pitt’s appearance, which has been shrouded in secrecy for many months, began with a passionate, personal letter from Burd to Pitt. In an interview earlier this year, showrunner Jeff Schaffer admits that he and his fellow producers wrote it off as another one of Burd’s crazy pipe dreams. “None of us thought it was going to work, except Dave,” he said, suggesting that it was yet another reminder that Burd and his lofty ideas and declarations should not be dismissed. In this instance, Pitt was rumored to be a fan of Burd’s more-than-semi-autobiographical comedy, which trails his own life and real-world success by a handful of years.
Brad Pitt is raising a glass to his award-winning wine and vineyard.
The actor’s Château Miraval Rosé was recently voted the “most desirable Provence rosé in the world” in a new ranking from French outlet La Figaro Magazine. Photos previously taken of Pitt and his business partner Marc Perrin at the vineyard were released in honor of the award.
According to a release, the estates were rated on eight criteria: the landscape, the premises and their renovation, to what extent it is considered a “hidden treasure,” the prestige of owners, the bottle design, the use of sustainable farming, the visibility of the vineyard and the taste-tested quality of the wine. With all the qualifications in mind, Pitt’s wine ended up on top.
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Mediawan Pictures CEO Elisabeth D’Arvieu Welcomes Brad Pitt’s Plan B To Fold & Explains Company’s Inclusive Approach
The burgeoning content group made headlines beyond Europe last December when it announced it was acquiring a significant stake in Brad Pitt’s company Plan B Entertainment.
Curiosity about the $300 million deal and how the production house behind The Departed, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight will fit into the Mediawan fold is rife on both sides of the Atlantic.
“This partnership is an important step for us,” says d’Arvieu. “We’re a European studio, our DNA is European, but our vision is international. While our producers and talent are carrying projects that are local in nature, their international ambitions are growing.”
She continues: “The American market is an important one for European works, and we understood we needed a partner in situ. Until now, we’ve been working on a case-by-case basis, but we wanted a partner who could be the image of Mediawan in the U.S.”
Nicola Serra, managing director of Rome-based film and TV The Name Of The Rose production company Palomar which joined the Mediawan fold in 2019, thinks the partnership will be a game-changer.
Brad Pitt will premiere a new spirit at the Cannes Film Festival.
Having already established himself in the premium wine and champagne industry, the actor will launch The Gardener Gin at the annual film festival, PEOPLE can reveal exclusively. Cannes is the perfect venue as Pitt’s latest venture, billed as “the French Riviera Gin,” is a premium, dry London-style gin inspired by the south of France.
The Gardener has been quietly teased on social media for two months as “handcrafted by Brad, Tom and Perrin.” (The Perrin family are Pitt’s original partners in his Miraval wines and Tom Nichol is a master distiller.) It will hit U.S. shops in a limited edition in September.
For its formal presentation in Cannes, which kicks off on May 16, Nichol and bartenders at the iconic Carlton Cannes Hotel have concocted a “Secret Garden” cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, orange juice, strawberry syrup and an egg white.
Gwyneth Paltrow is reflecting on experiencing “love at first sight” with Brad Pitt.
“It was crazy,” Paltrow, 50, told Alex Cooper on the Wednesday, May 3, episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast.
The Shakespeare in Love star and the Thelma & Louise actor, 59, met on the set of Se7en in 1994 and got engaged in 1996.
“One night we were on the balcony of this house we were renting in this little town in Argentina. … I wish I remembered exactly what he said, but he proposed, it was fantastic, I was thrilled,” Paltrow said, adding that they had “talked about” taking the next step but she was “surprised” in the moment.
Months later, however, they called off their engagement.
“I had a lot of development to do, looking back in hindsight. In a lot of ways, I didn’t really fully start to come into myself until I was 40 years old. And I had such a pleasing issue. I didn’t really even understand how to listen to my instincts and act from that place for what was right for me. I was always trying to adjudicate what was right for everyone else,” she told Cooper. “When I look back I really was a kid, really more than most 22, 24 years old I meet now. I really had not explored who I was, what was important to me, what my boundaries were.”
Paltrow confessed that she was “totally heartbroken” when the twosome “broke up” and cited their nine-year age difference as one of the causes for the split.
“It was the right thing at that time, but it was really hard,” she explained. “There were a number of things that had happened, he was nine years older than me so he was far more … he knew what he wanted, he was ready to do it and I was kind of all over the place.”
Paltrow continued: “So it was really one of those difficult things, where I felt like, ‘Oh, my God, not only am I not ready, I’m not living up to the standards again.’ It was a familiar refrain I felt about myself.”
The Goop founder concluded that the Babylon star — who went on to have high-profile marriages with ex-wives Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie – is a “great guy,” adding: “He’s wonderful, I really like him a lot.”
Brad Pitt is getting in the cockpit of a real race car for his upcoming film on Formula One, according to director Joseph Kosinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
During a panel about the untitled film at the F1 Accelerate Summit in Miami, Kosinski and Bruckheimer shared production details of the Apple Studios movie, which stars Pitt and counts seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton among its producers.
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Lewis Hamilton and Brad Pitt’s Formula 1 film will be fully integrated into the race weekend at Silverstone. Speaking to Formula 1 investors, chairman Stefano Domenicali announced that the sport is working closely with the film’s producers, although it may become “invasive” during the race weekend.
Besides Hamilton and Pitt, producer Jerry Bruckheimer is also involved in the project. The film will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also recently made Top Gun: Maverick. The team will have the full cooperation of Formula 1, Domenicali made clear, although the sport itself will of course take priority.
“We’re going to start the shooting in Silverstone very soon, and you will see it will be the first movie when basically, they will be within the racing event,” the F1 president explained, quoted by Racefans. “It will be quite invasive in terms of production, it’s something that we need to control in a way, but it will be another way of showing that F1 never stops.”