Apple is planning to throw a ton of money at Brad Pitt's Formula 1 movie

Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski is on board and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton is a producer

Apple has finished at P1 in the race to win the rights to Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski’s untitled Formula 1 movie,

and while the movie itself sounds pretty cool on its own

the most interesting thing about it might be the complex

and expensive release strategy that Apple is putting together.

But first, the movie: Brad Pitt is attached to star (and produce, through his Plan B label), with him playing a veteran F1 driver

who comes out of retirement to “mentor a promising rookie.

Sir Lewis Hamilton, arguably the greatest F1 driver of all time

is also on board as a producer, with Kosinski apparently coming up with the idea

for this movie after he met Hamilton through Tom Cruise during the making of Maverick.