Renner Gets In Driver’s Seat For “Slingshot”

Jeremy Renner will star in and produce the racecar drama “Slingshot” at Paramount Pictures and his production company The Combine says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows the real-life adventures of Bill Caswell, a guy who won the World Rally Championships held in Mexico using a BMW he bought off Craig’s List for $500. Don Handfield will pen the screenplay and also produce.

Renner and Handfield are also at work on a Steve McQueen biopic, while the actor himself is currently shooting “The Avengers” before segueing into “The Bourne Legacy”.