Keanu Reeves will take the lead role in a forthcoming documentary that recounts the unexpected triumph of a newly formed Formula 1 team claiming the 2009 World Championship.
Titled “Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story,” the four-episode series is scheduled for release this autumn, airing exclusively on Hulu within the United States and on Disney+ for international audiences.
Produced by North One, the documentary narrative will focus on Ross Brawn’s acquisition of the Honda F1 team at the beginning of 2009. Under Brawn’s leadership, the team underwent a transformation and reemerged as Brawn GP, eventually clinching both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships that same year.
Jenson Button, who won the Drivers’ title for Brawn GP, will also make an appearance in the documentary, alongside Ross Brawn himself.
In late 2009, Brawn sold the team to Mercedes-Benz and remained associated with the outfit until 2013. He temporarily stepped away from Formula 1, only to return in 2017 to assume his present managerial role within the sport’s administration.
Keanu Reeves has been observed at several Formula 1 events in recent times. Reports from July indicate that he has conducted interviews with other notable figures connected to Formula 1 during the period when Brawn GP was active. Among those mentioned are Luca di Montezemolo, former Chairman of Ferrari, and Rubens Barrichello, a former F1 driver who also competed for Brawn GP.
Although Reeves is more famously passionate about motorcycles—having co-founded the luxury motorcycle brand Arch Motorcycle with Gard Hollinger in 2011—he has not been a stranger to the automotive scene. For example, he visited the Ferrari headquarters in 2015.
In the wake of the popular Netflix series “Formula 1: Drive to Survive,” other streaming platforms have also announced their intentions to produce Formula 1-focused content. AppleTV+, for instance, has secured projects that include a documentary on Lewis Hamilton and a feature film starring Brad Pitt.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Keanu Reeves-led F1 documentary
When will the Keanu Reeves-led documentary on Formula 1 be released?
The documentary, titled “Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story,” is slated for an autumn release.
What platforms will air the documentary?
The documentary will be available exclusively on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ for viewers in other parts of the world.
Who produced the documentary?
The documentary is produced by North One.
What is the primary focus of the documentary?
The documentary will primarily delve into Ross Brawn’s acquisition and transformation of the Honda F1 team, which rebranded as Brawn GP and won both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships in 2009.
Who are the key personalities featured in the documentary?
Apart from Keanu Reeves, the documentary will feature Jenson Button, who won the Drivers’ title for Brawn GP, and Ross Brawn, the mastermind behind the team’s success.
Why is Keanu Reeves involved in the project?
Keanu Reeves has shown interest in Formula 1 and has been spotted at multiple races. Reports indicate he conducted interviews with F1 personalities around the time Brawn GP was competing.
What other Formula 1 content is expected to be released on streaming platforms?
Following the success of Netflix’s “Formula 1: Drive to Survive,” other platforms like AppleTV+ have announced F1-focused content, including a documentary on Lewis Hamilton and a feature film starring Brad Pitt.
More about Keanu Reeves-led F1 documentary
- Keanu Reeves’ IMDb Profile
- [Formula 1 Official Website