Jeremy Renner To Play Steve McQueen In New Movie
Posted on Thu Apr 28, 2011 01:25 PM PDT

Renner200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Town star Jeremy Renner will star as Steve McQueen in a new biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Two-time Oscar nominee Renner has formed his own production company and through it is developing the film.

The movie will be based on two books about actor Steve McQueen by Marshall Terrill: Portrait of an American Rebel and The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon.

Video director Ivan Zacharias will make his directorial debut with the movie. James Gray, who wrote and directed We Own the Night, will write the screenplay.

Renner will produce the project along with Greg Shaprio, who produced The Hurt Locker, for which Renner was nominated for an Oscar.

The very busy Renner is currently shooting Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and will also appear in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Avengers, the new Bourne film and Ice Age: Continental Drift.