Movie fans will want to know that the life of Steve McQueen will, indeed, become a movie for the big screen. And we hope it will be soon. McQueen has secured financing with a deal between Lake Forest Entertainment and The Exchange with Brian O’Shea and Jeff Bowler.
McQueen actually wrote about his own life at the time of his death, and those who loved him can’t wait to see what he had to say. The movie will be partly based on the 2010 biography Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of A Hollywood Icon that was written by Marshall Terrill. The author actually worked for ten years doing research on McQueen.
Producers will be The Exchange’s Brian O’Shea and Jeff Bowler with Graham Kaye’s Lake Forest. The Exchange and their team including Jeff Bowler will handle the foreign and domestic sales.
When discussing the vision for the film, O’Shea emphasized that it won’t be a regular true life tale. As he said, “We’re figuring out how to tell the story now. It won’t be the obvious biopic.”
He then discussed some of the secrets of the movie:
“Barbara McQueen (McQueen’s last wife) has a diary that was kept by his nurse in Mexico that was then given to the author of the book that was done on him by Marshall Terrill. Something happened in McQueen’s life that has been kept secret for a long time. We think we have a very interesting way into this story.”
Now all we have to do is wait.