Keanu Reeves is developing a brand new documentary about Formula One for Disney+, which will be a four-part docuseries that will focus on Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn, who in 2009 bought the Honda team, renamed it Brawn GP and took it to two unprecedented championship victories.
According to Variety, this untitled documentary will see Keanu Reeves host the documentary and has apparently already begun conducting interviews with former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. Recently Keanu Reeves was pictured with drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.
Keanu Reeves was recently interviewed by a local racing journalist during the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, U.K. Where he spoke about this documentary:
“We want to tell that amazing remarkable story [of Brawn GP],” he said. “There is so much to talk about. A friend of mine was telling me the story and I was so struck by it and he was actually working for Brawn back in the day in publicity and he’s a producer/director and so we were like, well let’s tell that story, let’s try and tell that story.
It’s been really great to be able to learn more about what was going on in Formula One that year. It wasn’t just the cars, new regulations, FOTA [the Formula One Teams Association], breakaway series. I mean there was just so much happening in Formula One at that time. The world of Formula One was just extraordinary. I mean, it’s always extraordinary, but in that year with Brawn GP I think something really special happened.”
The show is being produced by All3Media-owned North One Television. Disney hasn’t officially confirmed the show is in development. It’s expected to arrive on Disney+ in Fall 2023.
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