Fresh from his back-to-back Oscar nominations for The Hurt Locker and The Town, actor Jeremy Renner (pictured at right at the Spirit Awards) has got his plate full with an endless stream of new projects. He's just finished filming the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, is currently filming a Hansel & Gretel movie before he stars in The Avengers and possibly the next Bourne movie as well. But a new film in its embryonic stage is arguably of the greatest interest to car nuts.
According to reports, Renner is working on a new biopic focusing on the legendary Steve McQueen. In addition to starring as the King of Cool himself, Renner is reportedly involved in the film's production, along with Greg Shapiro (who produced The Hurt Locker) and others. Writer/director James Gray is reportedly basing his screenplay on Marshall Terrill's definitive tomes "Portrait of an American Rebel" and "The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon".

What this means for Brad Pitt, who has long been rumored to be working on a McQueen flick, remains to be seen, but if Renner's project can channel any the talent he's displayed so far (and given that the actor's name roughly translates from German as "racer"), we could have a winner on our hands.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter via Driven | Image:]

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      I've been saying this ever since I saw Munich, but does anybody else think Daniel Craig would make a great Steve McQueen? Just based on physical similarity alone he seems perfect. Combine that with the same sense of "sheer awesome" and I just think it makes sense. I don't see Renner as having that same cool attitude that McQueen was famous for. Pitt, a little more, but still not in the ball park.
      Jonny Quest
      • 3 Years Ago
      Extremely good actor. Good to see him in such high profile roles.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Daniel Craig would be more convincing...
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      I still can't believe his first film role was Dags in National Lampoon's Senior Trip. Still a hilarious movie. And now he's winning Oscars.
      Luke Colorado
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty sure Renner is gay. How odd is that.
      • 3 Years Ago

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