• May 12, 2009
It's been almost two years since the rumors first arose and were subsequently put to rest, but they're back again. Following earlier reports that Brad Pitt was set to reprise the legendary Steve McQueen's role in the timeless classic film Bullitt, new reports have now emerged saying that Pitt has been contracted to play the beloved actor/racer in an upcoming biographical film of McQueen's life.

The as-yet-untitled McQueen biopic is reportedly being produced by Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters (who are currently collaborating on the upcoming film Art of the Devil), and the film is reportedly set to begin production next year. Together with upcoming biopics on Phil Hill and Ayrton Senna, it looks like racing fans have a lot to look forward to on the Big Screen.

[Source: Examiner | Image: Chris Graythen/Getty]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Get Daniel Craig, he looks just like McQueen. Seriously, why haven't they hired Craig on to play McQueen in a new Bullitt?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh, if you're going to get anyone to play Steve McQueen we all know it should be Daniel Craig.

      Brad Pitt is way to dweeby to be half as cool as McQueen.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ***I mean give to a guy that like cars and likely races.***

        Neither Craig nor (LOL) Pitt will do.

        Pitt would not even get close to a race tire for it could mess up his hair. Or make him smell that Angelina would leave town with the kids for a week.
        • 5 Years Ago
        From reading about and reviews: Eric Bana would be an easy 2nd. Or for that matter, move over Craig.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with you in the looks and coolness department, but last time I heard him try Craig had a terrible American accent. It's been a while though, so maybe he improved.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Brad Pitt? No way! Use Damian Lewis, at least he looks a lot like Steve McQueen!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Damn, he really does.
        • 5 Years Ago
        dang - I'm one of the 23 people pissed that "Life" just was announced to be cancelled, and had never thought about Damian Lewis looking like McQueen, but I can def. see him pulling it off.

        And Lewis, like Hugh Laurie and Craig, is British as well, and you would have never known watching the show. Oh, and Anna Torv, from Fringe - Australian. Same scenario. Properly trained actors can pull off most any accent they want.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Brat Pitt in Le Mans? Yes.

      Brad Pitt in Magnificient Seven, the Great Escape? Are you kidding me???
      • 5 Years Ago
      With regard to a remake of Bullitt: please don't.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm surprised no one has mentioned Jason Statham, just for driving ability...

      Not as great of a look alike as Craig (I'd gladly see Daniel Craig in this too), but still a good actor for driving movies.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh come now --- IMHO:
      I call full foul on Brad Pitt --- Daniel Craig is THE Spot-On choice to play McQueen ---- he's the spitting image of the man.

      Definitely the same type of bad-ass "makes his own rules" kind of persona, too.

      Daniel Craig:
      http://fashionbyme.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/daniel_craig.jpg
      McQueen:
      http://s3.amazonaws.com/findagrave/photos/2002/231/6701848_1029870222.jpg

      And, finally ---- same set of steelie blues. Do no be messin.'

        • 5 Years Ago
        In terms of looks, Craig is the better choice. I have no idea how that will go down with the rest of the world if a Brit plays an American, nor do I know of his American accent. Is it any good or is it kind of "overacted" like Hugo Weaving's accent as Agent Smith? Don't get me wrong, that accent was awesome, but you see where I'm getting at? I also think our cousins across the pond would be kinda worried, since they view McQueen as an icon as much as we do.

        Anywho, either would be a good choice.

        Someone said Damian Lewis? Great actor, not used enough....but if you want a big budget bio-pic, you need a big name. Sorry.
      • 5 Years Ago
      DAMIAN LEWIS. He's sooo underrated, and such a brilliant, brilliant actor. His portrayal of Major Winters in "Band of Brothers" was said to be Steve McQueen-esque. And he has an uncanny resemblance to McQueen himself.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Brad Pitt is so overrated.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Brad Pitt is not worthy!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It would never work with Brad Pitt in a movie about Le Mans. Just think what would or wouldn't happen if:

      Director- "Brad, pit"
      Brad - "You can just call me Brad"
      Director- "No Brad, pit"
      Bad - "JUST CALL ME BRAD DAMMIT"
      Director-"We should have given Seth Rogen the part"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why not Pitt... I think he's a good actor.... heck... better him than a Paul Walker doing it!
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