Producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters are bringing a Steve McQueen biopic to the big screen. They have acquired the rights to Marshall Terrill’s biography “Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel.”
The project will primarily chronicle McQueen’s Hollywood career, which began in 1956 when the Indiana native got his break in the film Somebody Up There Likes Me.
Cerenzie and Peters are producing alongside Brian Oliver and Chuck Rock of Arthaus Productions.
The book, which was published in paperback in October, also delves into McQueen’s offscreen penchant for motorcycles, fast cars and drugs. Project will examine his three marriages, including his stormy relationship with Ali McGraw, as well as his battle against lung cancer.