Personally, a McQueen biopic wouldn’t be at the top of my list of movies that must get made now. (For me, he’s always overshadowed and outshined by Mr. Paul Newman). But it should be interesting nonetheless to see who they cast in the lead. There’s already been some online speculation. Let’s rate the potential candidates.
Some think Daniel Craig would be up to the task, and it’s true there is a resemblance. Plus, Craig has some serious training on the art of being “cool” thanks to his James Bond role.
Entertainment Weekly suggested Damian Lewis, of NBC’s Life. And they’re right, the resemblance is uncanny. But does he have the acting chops to carry a big movie?
And yet another site threw Cam Gigandet’s name out there. He played evil vampire James in Twilight and showed his intense side, but he seems a bit young for the part of McQueen. To be fair, he does share McQueen’s lightbulb-shaped head and rebellious spirit.
Who’s my pick? I’m gonna go with Craig. According to Starpulse.com, Craig’s already got the approval of McQueen’s widow, Barbara. Got any more suggestions? Feel free to comment below!