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Steven Spielberg Working on Racing Driver James Hunt Biopic

November 15, 2010 (6:46 am) GMT
A DreamWorks spokesperson has confirmed that 'there are plans for a James Hunt film to be made' with Alex Pettyfer reportedly tapped to play the womanizer British racing driver.
Steven Spielberg Working on Racing Driver James Hunt Biopic

Steven Spielberg is working on a new movie biopic of legendary British racing driver James Hunt, according to a U.K. report. Executives at the star's DreamWorks studio are said to be signing up "" star to play the driver in the lookback at Hunt's life.

A DreamWorks spokesperson says, "I can confirm there are plans for a James Hunt film to be made." A source tells Britain's Sunday Express, "Negotiations are very advanced and a deal is very close for the film on James Hunt. This is a fantastic story about a very charismatic figure and has all the elements of a great film. Hunt was quite a character."

Womanizer Hunt became the Formula One champion in 1976 but was left devastated two years later when his pal Ronnie Petersen died during the Italian Grand Prix. Hunt passed away in 1993 after suffering a heart attack.

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