Producers David Foster (“The Mask of Zorro,” ‘”Short Circuit”) and Kevin Kasha have unveiled plans for “McQueen”, a film based on the memoir “My Husband, My Friend” penned by actor Steve McQueen’s first wife, Neile McQueen Toffel reports Variety.
Foster started in Hollywood as McQueen’s publicist before segueing to a successful producing career bringing such films as McQueen’s “The Getaway” to the bigscreen.
Roderick and Bruce Taylor (“The Brave One”) will adapt the book and will have complete access to the McQueen estate.
The story chronicles the relationship between McQueen and Toffel, which began in 1956 when Toffel was a Broadway star and under contract at MGM.
The couple were married for more than 15 years and had two children and four grandchildren together.
The announcement comes just weeks after producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters revealed plans for their own film on the life of the iconic actor.