The 35 years since his death have done nothing to diminish the coolness of actor Steve McQueen’s on-screen persona. Beneath that cool exterior, however, was a very driven and passionate man, a side of him that can be seen in the Cannes-approved documentary “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans.” With the film finally securing a North American release date for next month, the first trailer has finally premiered online.
As the official synopsis describes it, the Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna-directed film is the acclaimed racing documentary “Senna” meets “Bullitt,” and focuses on the making of McQueen’s passion project, the 1971 racing film “Le Mans.” It was not only a tumultuous time for the actor in his personal life, but it was also a grueling and dangerous shoot for McQueen. Using a mix of current interviews and previously unseen footage of the production of “Le Mans,” the documentary is sure one of the most intimate portraits of McQueen ever.
“Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” opens in NYC and LA on November 13th, as well as on VOD and DVD and Blu-ray. Watch the trailer below.