HE had put the pedal to the metal on his big budget Formula 1 movie, but Brad Pitt’s efforts have now hit the skids.
I can reveal that the actor, who is starring in and producing the as-yet untitled movie, has been forced to axe tens of millions of pounds worth of footage from the flop in a row over sponsorships.
But now that they have picked up work on it again, the sponsorships have all changed, which means they can no longer use a large amount of the scenes they had already shot.
The disastrous scenario is a devastating blow to co-producers Jerry Bruckheimer and British racing legend Lewis Hamilton.
Like Brad, Lewis also stars in the film as well as helping to produce it.
source said: “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.