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Steve McQueen Biopic In The Works
Focusing on the star's Hollywood career

14 January 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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Producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters have announced plans to make a biopic about Steve McQueen, the British artist who made a splash last year with his debut movie, Hunger, about the… what’s that? Oh. Sorry.*

Producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters have announced plans to make a biopic about Steve McQueen, the legendary American actor. That actually makes more sense.

It’s actually surprising that it’s taken so long. McQueen, who brought his rebellious man’s man, man about town persona to a number of classic flicks including The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Towering Inferno, The Getaway and, erm, The Blob, was the epitome of cool, and also lived a life packed with incident.

For example, he loved fast cars. He loved to drink. He dabbled in drugs. He was married three times, including a notoriously feisty union with his Getaway co-star Ali McGraw. And, tragically, he died from lung cancer aged just 50.

That’s a lot to get into any movie, and Cerenzie and Peters have chosen to focus on McQueen’s career, rather than his early, pre-fame life. They’ve snapped up the rights to Marshall Terrill’s biography of McQueen, entitled Steve McQueen: Portrait Of An American Rebel, which came out last October. They’ve also secured the co-operation of McQueen’s widow, Barbara Minty, and are searching for a director and a studio, with Paramount likely to come on board.

So, readers, what do you think about this – are you bio’d out, or do you think that McQueen’s story will stand up on the big screen? One thing’s for sure - we don’t envy Cerenzie and Peters the task of finding an actor to play McQueen…

 

 

 

* Yes, it's an obvious gag. Couldn't resist.
 


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RE: Would have thought there is an obvious choice!
Interesting..................could work very well More

Posted by Sphinx at 21:54 on 18 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Would have thought there is an obvious choice!
Daniel Craig immediately sprang to mind. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so.  e=6]link]] More

Posted by Workshed at 15:59 on 16 January 2009 | Report This Post

Would have thought there is an obvious choice!
Just laughing at the thought that you don't envy them the task of finding an actor to play Steve McQueen. I would have thought there is an obvious choice even if he is older than McQueen was when he died. More

Posted by Suzy R at 01:15 on 15 January 2009 | Report This Post

Eric Close or Daniel Craig
For anyone that hasn't seen Eric Close (not sure if Without a Trace has made it across the pond) He's the spitting image of McQueen even has most of the Iconic facial expressions down. Youtube him if your unfamiliar. After him Craig would be my choice hes the bigger name surely and hes also obviously modeled himself on McQueen's style of acting and manliness. More

Posted by JohnClark at 20:16 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Steve McQueen Biopic In The Works
www.sptimes.com/2003/06/05/Weekend/Deuces_wild.shtmlaul Walker, who's a surprisingly good actor. More

Posted by Mason Verger at 19:29 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

Damian Lewis
No offense but I don't see any problems when it comes to casting. Damian is almost identical to Steve and he is a phenomenal actor as well. Simple. More

Posted by gggolem at 19:22 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

Daniel Craig without a doubt. The only actor of note who even closely resembles McQueen. Plus, he has the acting chops for it. More

Posted by Deacon Frost at 18:31 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

God wouldn't Heath Ledger have been great! More

Posted by voyager at 16:01 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Steve McQueen Biopic In The Works
L: BrianShields25 DANIEL CRAIG!!!! sp; Nope , Daniel is too busy doing his Sid James biopic ......aaaa (laughed in gravelly Sid style) More

Posted by Beno at 15:49 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Steve McQueen Biopic In The Works
DANIEL CRAIG!!!! More

Posted by BrianShields25 at 15:39 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

You know who it should be......
.........might be a little contreversial but I think Ewan McGregor would be perfect for the part. He can do American, ride motorbikes, smoke. has done the drug thing in Trainspotting and if you blonde him up he will look suprisingly like McQueen but without the steely eyed stare. More

Posted by tetchy at 14:17 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

Daniel Craig, finally get a non Bond role where he knock it out the park, he's tailor made for this! More

Posted by agent cooper at 12:32 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

Meryl Streep's on one helluva role...
... and this could finally get her that Best Actor Oscar. More

Posted by keyzersaulsie at 10:39 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

I was thinking the same thing, Andyball27, this film almost seems tailor-made for Daniel Craig. More

Posted by Kmadden2004 at 08:54 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig with the american accent he used in Tomb Raider. Or possibly Kiefer Sutherland. More

Posted by Andyball27 at 08:33 on 14 January 2009 | Report This Post

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