Formula One racing to be subject of doc

Film is being produced by Spitfire, Flat-Out, Diamond Docs

Spitfire Documentary Films, the doc unit of Exclusive Media Group, is teaming with Flat-Out Films and Diamond Docs to produce a feature documentary about Formula One motor racing.

Paul Crowder, whose credits include the Spitfire doc "Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who," has been tapped to direct, and Mark Monroe, who wrote the Oscar-nominated "The Cove" and "The Tillman Story," has been commissioned to pen the project about the golden age of grand prix motor racing from the late '60s through the 1970s.

"The heyday of Formula One racing was a very different time, when the risks were high and the characters were larger than life," said Spitfire Pictures co-chairman and CEO Nigel Sinclair, who will produce along with Michael Shevloff of Flat-Out Films.

Jake Eberts will serve as exec producer on the project, which is being produced with the support of Bernie Ecclestone and Formula One Management.

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Exclusive Film Distribution is handling worldwide sales and distribution and will be representing the film at this month's European Film Market.