A new romantic comedy will reportedly be made for Amazon Studios that’s set in the NASCAR world and will have the cooperation of the racing series, featuring Will Smith, and The Chainsmokers.
Will Smith and The Chainsmokers are developing ‘CLEAN AIR’, a romantic comedy set in the world of NASCAR for Amazon Studios.
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According to the sources, reports are that the project came to realization during the COVID-19 pandemic, after executive producers Drew Taggart and Alex Pall decided to expedite their development slate, which the pairing had hoped would include a romantic comedy.
The film follows Lyla, an ambitious sports agent who loses her superstar client before the start of NASCAR’s season and decides to take a chance on a rebellious female dirt track racer, seventeen-year-old Piper Kyte. With her career on the line, Lyla’s challenge—getting Piper NASCAR-ready—is only won if she can also reform Piper’s reclusive father, Matthew Kyte, a former NASCAR champion who infamously walked away from the sport and hasn’t been seen in four years. – Deadline
After seeing the script for “Clean Air”, there was clear interest in the project, which featured an added bonus of a strong relationship between The Chainsmokers’ and NASCAR, after the group performed concerts at a number of races over the years.