So, there’s this rumor out there that a Steve McQueen biopic is in the works. From Ain’t It Cool News:
Michael Cerenzie, who produced the great BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD and Christine Peters have the rights to a biography of McQueen written by Marshall Terrill and have the full cooperation of McQueen’s widow, Barbara Minty and are close to attaching a director according to Variety.
The movie is supposed to cover McQueen’s addictions (woman, vehicles and drugs) as well as chronicle his three marriages, including his infamously stealing Ali MacGraw away from Robert Evans.
AICN goes on to ponder who could possibly play McQueen. Well, I’ll tell ya. There is only one actor who could possibly play McQueen, and it’s Daniel effing Craig.
Hopefully, I am not the only one who sees this. As a big McQueen fan (Both Bullet and The Getaway are among my favorites) and a huge Craig fan, this would be dream casting as far as I’m concerned. I pegged Christian Bale and Craig for the new Batman and Bond gigs, respectively, way in advance, so maybe this will work out, too. Seriously, though, he looks a lot like Steve and is the only current A-lister close to having the ridiculous charm and overall badassness that McQueen possessed. I also like that neither guy is conventionally good looking in a Brad Pitt- or Robert Redford-type way, but still sex symbols. This is a perfect match.