Magazine article Screen International

Content Taking McQueen Doc to EFM

Magazine article Screen International

Content Taking McQueen Doc to EFM

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Sales on the documentary about the legendary actor to begin at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Content is to handle worldwide rights to The Man & Le Mans, a film about the struggle that late Hollywood actor Steve McQueen endured while making a feature about the famous 24-hour race.

The documentary is produced by Gabriel Clarke and Jon McKenna and Content will begin sales at the EFM in Berlin next week. The feature will be executive produced by Motorsport consultant and former PR executive Andrew Marriott, archive producer Richard Wiseman and Content's Jamie Carmichael.

The star of The Great Escape and Bullitt tackled a passion project in 1970, titled Le Mans, which reflected his passion for motor racing.

The documentary tells the story of a life-changing six months for McQueen, during which time director John Sturges quit the project, McQueen's marriage fell apart and his company was on the brink of bankruptcy. He also learned he was on the top of Charles Manson's 'death list'. …

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