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Channing Tatum & Ryan Gosling Eye Steve McQueen Biopic

13 March 2015 4:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lake Forrest Entertainment and The Exchange have joined forces to provide financing for a new biopic on Hollywood action icon Steve McQueen. The project, currently titled McQueen, has already attracted the interest of director James Gray (The Immigrant) and stars such as Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling and Jeremy Renner. The production companies are currently seeking a screenwriter at this time.

The project will be partially based on Marshall Terrill's 2010 biography Steve McQueen: The Life And Legend Of A Hollywood Icon. The book chronicles the actor's entire life, from his childhood in Indiana throughout his Hollywood career and his death in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico at the age of 50, from a heart attack after an experimental cancer surgery. The actor, whose hit movies include The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Bullitt, just to name a few, was one of the first in Hollywood to explore alternative cancer treatments. The »

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Hollywood Legend Steve McQueen Gets Biopic Treatment

13 March 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The so-called King of Cool, Steve McQueen, has a biopic on the way after Lake Forest Entertainment and The Exchange have buddied up to secure funding to finance the project, name (aptly) McQueen.

The Hollywood idol came from a troubled childhood, but by the ’70s McQueen was one of the highest paid movie stars. He appeared in a plethora of iconic films, such as Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Towering Inferno. He was a fast car and motorbike enthusiastic, a bit of a Lothario, and also he was allegedly on Charles Manson’s hit list, so there should be lots going on for viewers.

The project will use Marshall Terrill’s biography, Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon as its source material. But the big question is, of course, who should play McQueen..?

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Steve McQueen biopic gets financing; Jeremy Renner and others interested

13 March 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Thomas Crown Affair. Bullitt, The Getaway. Grand Prix. The Towering Inferno. The Great Escape. The Magnificent Seven. Papillon. Every film a classic and every one of them starring Steve McQueen. Thirty-five years after his untimely death at the age of fifty, the world will finally be getting the biopic of one of the greatest movie stars in Hollywood history. The announcement comes via Lake Forest Entertainment and The Exchange have teamed up to finance the film which will be titled »

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Remembering Edward Herrmann, Joe Cocker, Luise Rainer and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in December

3 January 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Tom Adams (1938-2014) - British Actor. He appears in The Great Escape and The House That Dripped Blood. He died of cancer on December 11. (THR) Howard G. Barnes (1913-2014) - Producer. He was executive producer for the long-thought-lost Australian horror film Outback (aka Wake in Fright). He died on December 8. (THR) John Bowsher (1952-2014) - Vice President of Museum Infrastructure, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As the project manager for the...

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