EXCLUSIVE: Content Media’s documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans will have its world premiere in the Cannes Classics section of the Cannes Film Festival later this month. Described as “Senna meets Bullitt,” it traces the complex making of the legendary star’s 1971 racing movie Le Mans. Check out the exclusive poster for the film below.
By 1970, McQueen was a major force in Hollywood with pics like The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Cincinnati Kid, The Sand Pebbles, The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt all under his belt. In 1970, he turned his attention to passion project, Le Mans, a film about the 24-hour car race, but the production was plagued with issues both on and off set.
The Man & Le Mans features never-before-seen film that had remained untouched in basements and garages in Paris and L.A., and exposes audiences to the driven, complex movie idol as he fought to save his film — set to the soundtrack of his own voice. Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna of Noah Films are co-directors. Clarke penned the script and McKenna produced. Executive producers are Andrew Marriott, Bonamy Grimes, Barry Smith, Chad McQueen, David Green, David Reeder and Content’s Jamie Carmichael.