The coolest motherfucker to ever grace the silver screen, Steve McQueen, is going to be getting the biopic treatment, and you know that Daniel Craig’s people have already taken a call or two on the matter.
The movie will be based on the book Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel, and it’s going to focus not on those boring pre-stardom days but on the years from his break out in the movies – 1956 – to his sad death from lung cancer. Along the way the film will chronicle his love of motorcycles, babes and drugs, including Ali McGraw.
There was another McQueen biopic in the works, based on an ex-wife’s memoirs My Husband, My Friend. I feel like Portrait of an American Rebel is a movie I’d rather see.
A director and writer are being set right now. I can’t wait for the endless series of questions to Craig about whether or not he’ll be in this film. He’s a good natured guy, but I can see him eventually breaking on some poor red carpet schmuck.
And now, for your listening pleasure: