Undefeated indie Spitfire Pictures has tapped Prometheus star Michael Fassbender (pictured) to narrate its forthcoming F1 documentary 1.
As previously reported, the documentary – which screens for the first time in Texas today – promises to tell “the exhilarating and unvarnished true story” of the rise of F1 racing.
Coproduced by Exclusive Media-owned Spitfire with Flat-Out Films and Diamond Docs, the film features new archive footage, and interviews with 12 F1 world champions, including Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill.
Fassbender, who is represented by CAA and Troika, is best known for roles in feature films including Shame, Inglourious Basterds and X-Men: First Class.
In a joint statement, Exclusive Media co-chairman Nigel Sinclair and producer Michael Shevloff said of the actor: “His charismatic and daring approach to acting lends itself perfectly to our story about a generation of risk takers in a glamorous and dangerous sport.”
1 is directed by Paul Crowder (The Last Play at Shea, Once in a Lifetime) and written by Mark Monroe, who wrote The Tillman Story and Oscar-winner The Cove. Monroe previously collaborated with Crowder and producer Sinclair on Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who and The Last Play at Shea.