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Steve McQueen news - Pitt to play McQueen? - 2009

Brad Pitt will play Steve McQueen in the long-awaiting biopic of the legendary King of Cool, according to Hollywood sources.

The more masculine half of Brangelina is expected to sign onto the film this week, and will begin filming the life story of the hard-livin’, fast-drivin’ actor later this year, with the film due to be released in 2010.

Mr McQueen is something of a legend round Top Gear HQ - in fact, we’d say our devotion to him borders on mild obsession - so this news has got us talking. Is Pitt the right man for the job?

The star of films like Fight Club and his Oscar nominated role in Benjamin Button, at least has the right credentials, we have to concede: irritatingly handsome (damn him), with a penchant for glamorous women and even more glamorous cars.

We can’t imagine Pitt will be complaining too much about having to drive McQueen’s roster of classic cars, including the 1956 Jaguar XKSS, 1957 Porsche Speedster and 1963 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta.

But has he got the sheer goddamn cool to ‘do’ McQueen? We hope so. But what do you lot think?

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