WATCH: Charles Leclerc turns movie star in 'Le Grand Rendez-Vous' remake
Is there anything Charles Leclerc can't do? He speaks multiple languages fluently, is dashingly handsome, is phenomenally quick behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car – and has now made his acting debut in a new short film.
The young Ferrari driver stars in a remake of Claude Lelouch's 1976 cult film C’etait un rendez-vous, which famously features a continuous, single eight-minute shot taken from the front bumper-mounted camera of a very fast-moving car being driven through the streets of Paris.
Former Ligier driver Jacques Laffite was rumoured to have been behind the wheel in the original film, a claim which Lelouch has denied (he says he did the driving himself) while the car is said to have been Lelouch’s own Mercedes 450 SEL, with the sound then overdubbed with the engine noise of a Ferrari 275GTB.
It is said Lelouch shot the original very early one Sunday morning since his request to close the roads was refused, but for his 2020 remake, entitled Le Grand Rendez-Vous he had the full cooperation of the Monaco authorities to film on the streets of the Principality.
And this time, rather than get behind the wheel himself, Lelouch enlisted Leclerc to speed a Ferrari SF90 Stradale around the roads used for the Monaco Grand Prix circuit – and even convinced HSH Prince Albert II to make a cameo appearance.
Check out the full film in the video above.