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Lewis Hamilton Turned Down a Function in ‘High Gun: Maverick’

Racing celebrity Lewis Hamilton is making the leap into Hollywood by producing Joseph Kosinski’s upcoming System 1 film that stars Brad Pitt. But when it weren’t for a scheduling battle along with his racing profession, he additionally might have teamed up with Kosinski on his final huge blockbuster.

In a brand new interview with GQ, Hamilton recalled befriending Tom Cruise and lobbying the motion star to forged him in a hypothetical “High Gun” sequel years earlier than Kosinski’s “High Gun: Maverick” materialized.

“I’ll even be a janitor,” Hamilton stated to Cruise after they would talk about the prospect of a second “High Gun” film. “Simply let me be in it.”

When the Paramount movie entered pre-production, Cruise remembered Hamilton’s request and supplied him a task as a pilot. However the racing star’s busy schedule and lack of performing expertise prompted him to go on the chance. It was a call he says he got here to remorse when he noticed the completed film.

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“Firstly, I hadn’t even had, like, an performing lesson,” he stated. “And I don’t wish to be the one which lets this film down. After which secondly, I simply actually didn’t have the time to dedicate to it. I bear in mind having to inform Joe and Tom — and it broke my coronary heart. After which I regretted it, naturally, after they present me the film and it’s: It might’ve been me!”

Hamilton didn’t make the identical mistake twice and signed on to work with Kosinski on the untitled System 1 film. As an government producer, he stated that he focuses on ensuring that the movie is an correct illustration of life within the racing league in order that it appeals to followers of all stripes.

“My level was: Guys, this film must be so genuine. There’s two totally different fan teams that we now have — like, the outdated originals, who from the day they’re born listening to the Grand Prix music each weekend and watching with their households, to the brand new technology that simply realized about it right this moment by means of Netflix,” he stated. “I felt my job actually has been to attempt to name BS. ‘This could by no means occur.’ ‘That is how it will be.’ ‘That is the way it might occur.’ Simply giving them recommendation about what racing is actually about and what, as a racing fan, would enchantment and what wouldn’t.”

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