Steve McQueen Biopic Taking Shape
Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:57:22
A biopic about Steve McQueen, the epitome of movie star cool and Hollywood rebelliousness, is slowly but surely beginning to take shape. Producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters have acquired the rights to Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel, the biography penned by Marshall Terrill, which was published in October. Cerenzie and Peters have a first-look deal through Paramount, so it's likely that the film will end up in the Paramount system.
The story will follow McQueen's unlikely Hollywood career. It will look at the actor's love of motorcycles, fast cars, and drugs, and will also examine the actor's tumultuous relationship with and marriage to actress Ali MacGraw and his battle with lung cancer. McQueen's widow, Barbara Minty, is cooperating with the project. A director has yet to be named.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff