Deadly Isle of Man Motorcycle Race Gets Film and Docuseries From Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum, Mediawan and More

The legendary Isle of Man TT motorcycle race will be the subject of a film and docuseries from Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum’s production companies, Mediawan-owned Plan B Entertainment and Free Association.

The Isle of Man TT is one of the most famous and deadly races for motorcyclists around the world. Taking place on a small island nation in the Irish Sea, the race traces its heritage back to the early 1900s when road racing was outlawed in England, and racers found refuge on the Isle of Man. A single lap of the course is made up of 37.7 miles across the island’s road systems as the bikes tackle country lanes and city streets at speeds up to 200 mph. Since 1903, there have been more than 150 deaths during the race or its practices, including five in 2022.

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“We dare anyone to find more awe-inspiring people, or a more breathtakingly vibrant world than The Isle of Man TT. We’ve always been drawn to characters who push the edge of what’s possible, and this race is their Shangri-La. We’re deeply honored to be part of the creative dream team telling the story of this legendary event, and can’t wait to finally share this mythical sport we love with audiences all across the globe,” said Tatum and Free Association’s Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan.

Free Association, Plan B Entertainment, Jason Keller, Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady, Box to Box Films and Mediawan are partnering on a docuseries titled “The Greatest Race on Earth,” as well as a feature film package about the race, for later this year. Mediawan will be the studio of the docuseries and handle international sales.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to share the story of the exceptional people involved in this singular event and to introduce The Isle of Man TT in a way that brings audiences directly into the action. We are supremely grateful to Mediawan and all of our partners for their belief and support,” said Plan B in a statement.

Production on “The Greatest Race on Earth” begins this week and follows this June’s Isle of Man race. It will be distributed worldwide by Mediawan Rights with the participation of Entourage Ventures. The screenplay for the film is currently in development.

“It’s a great privilege to be working with these partners on this extremely unique project. The Isle of Man TT is one of the most visceral, exhilarating and unusual races in the motorsport diary. We can’t wait to bring this incredible world to new audiences,” said James Gay-Rees, co-Founder of Box to Box Films.

Pierre-Antoine Capton, CEO and co-founder of Mediawan added, “It’s extremely exciting to be part of this project about the incredible adventure of the Isle of Man TT, the most incredible and craziest race on earth. Alongside such talented partners as Plan B, Box to Box and Free Association, we are thrilled to help bring to life this amazing series. It is fully in line with our strategy to offer compelling shows that will captivate audiences all across the globe. We are confident that such an iconic competition and its’ behind the scenes will do so.”

Tatum, Carolin and Free Association are repped by CAA, Hansen Jacobson and Relevant. Plan B is repped by CAA and Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver & Thompson. Box To Box Films is repped by CAA. Keller is repped by Entertainment 360.

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