CAN JEREMY RENNER FILL STEVE MCQUEEN’S SHOES?
We confess that we’re torn by the idea of Jeremy Renner starring in the biography of Steve McQueen. Jeremy is so devoted to the project that he’s also producing and set up his own production company to do so. “Bad boy” McQueen was a bigger-than-life movie star in the caliber of Paul Newman, with equally mesmerizing blue eyes. He was known as the “king of cool” and loved fast cars and motorcycles. He starred in “Love With the Proper Stranger,” “Bullitt,” “The Great Escape” etc. Steve died in 1980 from incurable cancer in Mexico at the hands of a last-resort quack doctor. The problem is, we’ve always thought of Jeremy Renner as more of a character actor than a romantic leading man. Does he have the looks and charisma to portray McQueen? It remains to be seen.