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If there was ever a movie made based on the life and career of Lewis Hamilton, an actor has already been marked by the 2008 world champion to play him on the big screen.
"Probably Jamie Foxx,” Hamilton replied to a fan’s query on his column on the BBC website. “He would be awesome.
“He's one of the best actors around at the moment. I watched him in 'Django Unchained' recently. Sick movie," said Hamilton, who is currently dating pop singer Nicole Scherzinger.
The director of 'Django Unchained’, Quentin Tarantino, has been seen in the paddock on several occasions in the past.
Hamilton is known to hang around several celebrities as well, which included Will Smith, who met the driver in Monaco last year.
Other noted actors too have been seen on the Grand Prix circuit many times, including Matt le Blanc, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Owen Wilson, Cuba Gooding Jr, Hugh Grant, Matt Damon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bo Derek, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones among others.
After the ‘Senna’ documentary by Asif Kapadia, Formula 1 films have been back in the limelight for the first time since John Frankenheimer’s ‘Grand Prix’, a movie with fictitious characters that came out in 1966.
Oscar-winning Hollywood director Ron Howard will be releasing his film on the 1976 world championship encapsulating the battle between James Hunt – played by Chris Hemsworth – and Niki Lauda – played by Daniel Bruhl – called 'Rush' later this year.
British legend Stirling Moss had suggested recently, amid some controversial remarks, that he would like to be portrayed by James Bond actor Daniel Craig, if there was ever a movie made based on his life.
In 1995, a film on the life of Ayrton Senna was being planned with Antonio Banderas to play the late triple world champion, but the project never took off.
Last year, Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro had confirmed that a Senna biopic could be released in a few years, if things go according to plan.