Brad Pitt is reportedly set to play the legendary Steve McQueen in a biopic of the world’s coolest petrolhead.
But while one of Hollywood’s biggest stars shares some qualities with the late Bullitt star, I can’t help but think he’s probably the wrong casting choice.
I like Brad Pitt and he’s definitely cool. But ‘McQueen’ cool? Not sure.
Plus, I don’t actually think he’s much of an actor either. But another screen icon immediately springs to mind when thinking about casting for McQueen – none other than Her Majesty’s finest secret agent, 007 star Daniel Craig.
Firstly, they look identical. Secondly, Daniel Craig can actually act, and evokes some proper old-school cool with refined charm and a not-too-arrogant swagger.
Thirdly, Craig has proved his wheel-man credentials by piloting the Aston Martin DBS – a car we’re sure Steve McQueen would approve of.
Just think – Craig, in a ‘Stang, hunting down baddies in a Dodge Charger. Very cool indeed.
What do you think?