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Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton team up for a Formula 1 movie

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Motor racing has never ceased to inspire the cinema. Thrills, rushes of adrenaline and male rivalries: American cinema has made this theme the focus of many films and it's not about to stop. Apple TV+ has in fact announced a promising new project about Formula 1, produced by Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton.

Following the success of the film Le Mans ‘66 (2019), starring Matt Damon, about the construction of a new car that was to defeat the Ferrari, Hollywood has uncovered the magic formula: speed, suspense and cars taking off at full throttle. Add the American actor Brad Pitt, Lewis Hamilton, the most popular Formula 1 champion of the star system, and the director Joseph Kosinski, fresh from the success of his latest film, Top Gun: Maverick and keen on controlled skids and dust clouds, and you have one of the most appealing projects of the year.

 

Apple TV+ has just announced that it has acquired the rights to produce a Formula 1 film starring Brad Pitt, who will also produce it alongside Lewis Hamilton and Joseph Kosinski. The script for the film, which is currently untitled and has no release date, is expected to revolve around a veteran driver, presumably played by Brad Pitt, who comes out of retirement to mentor a young driver, while seizing a last opportunity to win on the race track.

 

Lewis Hamilton has already been announced as a producer, but rumours are rife that Formula 1 fans may spot their favourite driver in a small role. Even though the British star has announced that his job will be solely behind the camera: he will make sure that everything is true to real car racing. Either way, we’re in for a wild ride.

 

The film, produced by Lewis Hamilton and Brad Pitt, does not have a release date yet.

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    Why did a man smear cake over the Mona Lisa?

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    Last Sunday afternoon at the Louvre, the visitors witnessed the weirdest scene: a man threw a cake against the glass case protecting The Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous masterpiece. A complaint has been filed by the museum for an attempt of damaging a cultural property.

     

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    Anish Kapoor dissects the bowels of the world in Venice

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    The British artist has taken Venice by storm with a double exhibition at the Gallery Dell'Academia and the Palazzo Manfrin, home of his future foundation. Numéro art spoke with him about his new works in ultra-black, which play on the boundaries between the physical and the metaphysical.

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    Rebecca Marder, l'actrice discrète et éclatante qui incarnera bientôt Simone Veil à l'écran

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    Aussi lumineuse que mystérieuse, l’actrice franco-américaine de 27 ans est une star en devenir. Après avoir été pendant sept années pensionnaire de la Comédie-Française, elle a quitté la prestigieuse institution pour prendre son envol. Elle a marqué le public par son interprétation magistrale dans le premier film de Sandrine Kiberlain, Une jeune fille qui va bien, sorti en janvier. Elle a aussi été choisie pour incarner l’immense femme politique Simone Veil dans le biopic du célèbre réalisateur Olivier Dahan, qui fut auréolé de succès dans le monde entier avec La Môme.

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    5 (good) movies that magnify con artists

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    Con artists seem to fascinate films and series directors. On Netflix only over the past few months, the subscribers could watch Lords of Scam, the documentary The Tinder Swindler and the show Inventing Anna, which stages a young woman who tricked New York jetsetters. Here is an overview of five films about scammers as impressive as their ploys.

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    Tribute to photographer Sabine Weiss in 5 iconic shots

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    In 2016, the Jeu de Paume gallery in Paris dedicated a retrospective to her. Last summer, she was part of the photography festival Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles. On December 28th, 2021, Sabine Weiss passed away at the age of 97. Along with Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Swiss artist was up to now the last representative of humanist photography, a movement which focused on the study of human beings in their daily lives. Over her gigantic career, she used to describe herself as a “mere witness” and would produce photo-reports for numerous newspapers, make portraits of the greatest artists of her time or immortalize famous designers’ fashion shows, whilst often showing through her lens “anonymous” people from her society, like beggars and gypsies.

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    The dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet in Fendi’s beautiful summer collection

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    Though theatres have been dark for months, the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet have been busy with rehearsals, online performances and personal projects, keeping alive the flame of their professional passion. To honour these extraordinary talents, who devote body and soul to their art, Numérophotographed five of them in Fendi’s beautiful summer collection, for which artist Sarah Coleman and creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi revisited the house’s famous monogram.

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    Meet Roger Federer: “I'm not going to come back to play second rounds in a backwater.”

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    He is probably the best tennis player of all time. With twenty Grand Slam titles under his belt, and as holder of the number one spot in the ATP rankings for longer than anyone else, Roger Federer has been breaking records for the past twenty years. Accustomed to travelling the world with his Rimowa suitcase in hand, the maestro welcomes us for an exclusive interview at his home in Switzerland. And he talks about his big comeback in Doha.

     

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    An encounter with Kylian Mbappé: "When you play football, you can’t think like an adult."

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    At just 22 years old, Kylian Mbappé chooses his words carefully and rarely expresses himself in the press. In this exceptional interview, the child king of international football talks about his social commitment and his fight against racism, which have made him a major cultural influence.

     

     

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    Interview with Rafael Nadal: "I preferred football over tennis for a long time."

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    Before the Australian Open, Rafael Nadal, the world's number two tennis player, gave us an exclusive interview. A portrait of a champion quarantined in a hotel room. And who finds himself at the opposite end of the spectrum from his usual playing field.

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    Maurizio Gucci’s murder: Lady Gaga shares the first image from the set of Ridley Scott's new film

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    Lady Gaga has just released the first official image from the set of Ridley Scott's upcoming film "House of Gucci" on social media. The director of Alien, the cult movie saga, is currently turning his camera to the fascinating history of the Italian fashion house, Gucci. More specifically, the film focuses on the 1995 assassination of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of the founder of the house that he ran for ten years, just two years before that of the designer Gianni Versace.

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    Woody Allen: the monster, the genius, dissected on OCS

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    His oeuvre is one of the most acclaimed in the world. Yet the private life of this cult filmmaker has been the subject of violent controversy ever since he found himself on the front page of the tabloid press in 1992, when his 7-year-old adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of sexual assault. Through four mesmerizing episodes aired on OCS, the documentary series "Allen v. Farrow" looks back at the case that traumatised the entire Farrow family and paints a chilling portrait of a monstrous genius.

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    What does Xavier Dolan's first TV series have in store for us?

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    Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan ("Laurence Anyways", "Mommy") is about to start shooting his first series entitled "The Night Laurier Gaudreault Woke Up". Adapted from a Quebecois stage play, the five-episode psychological thriller will be available on Canal+ in 2022.