Jeremy Renner developing Steve McQueen biopic

Adman Ivan Zacharias will direct

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It seems nary a day goes by without some Jeremy Renner-related news cropping up, and today is no different.

The hotter-than-anything star has a slew of productions currently wrestling for space on his slate, and the actor’s added his own production company to the list of his commitments.

Having established his own company, Renner is now focussing his attentions on developing a biopic based on the life of Steve McQueen.

Renner will star in the film, while Two Lovers’ James Gray is currently writing a script for ad director Ivan Zacharias to make his feature debut.

Risky Business report that Gray will be using the books Portrait Of An American Rebel and The Life And Legend Of A Hollywood Icon (both by Marshall Terrill) as points of reference for his script.

More immediately, Renner is about to start shooting The Avengers as Hawkeye, while he’s also signed on to star in The Bourne Legacy and lend his voice to Ice Age: Continental Drift. Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters is already in the can, as is Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

Think Renner would make for a great McQueen? Or is he punching above his weight? Drop us your thoughts below...

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    • cliffxdavis

      Apr 29th 2011, 10:53

      I can not think of anyone cool enough to play McQ.

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    • ASmileSoDevious

      Apr 29th 2011, 11:11

      I've always thought that the british actor Damian Lewis always had a strong resemblance to Steve McQueen... minus the red hair of course :)

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 29th 2011, 12:42

      Nobody can pull off McQueen, the man was the coolest guy EVER !

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 29th 2011, 12:43

      Nobody can pull off McQueen, the man was the coolest guy EVER !

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    • Peachy556

      Apr 29th 2011, 13:25

      Thats a good call with Damien Lewis, and he is a fantastic actor. It'd be nice to see him get the break, but Renner does resemble Mcqueen, I think he'd do an amazing job

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    • DanielMcA

      May 1st 2011, 12:27

      Au contraire. Ali McGraw used to pull off Steve McQueen quite regularly on the set of The Getaway.

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    • davidkamenir

      Sep 19th 2014, 16:20

      I filmed the new Kahlua commercial "The White Russian" ( I was the jazz pianist in the bar scene) with the talented and artistic director Ivan Zacharias at the helm. In his skilled hands, Jeremy Renner would make a fantastic Steve McQueen. Steve McQueesn and Jeremy Renner both have a unique intensity and ruggedness. I look forward to seeing that movie. Steve McQueen is one of my favorite actors. It would be totally "cool" to work on that film. Looking forward to reading more about that project and also to seeing the film.

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    • davidkamenir

      Sep 19th 2014, 16:21

      Sorry about the typo in my previous comment in the spelling of Steve McQueen.

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