Spielberg Planning Hunt Biopic

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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 Tormented star Alex Pettyfer 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."
Womaniser Hunt became the Formula One champion in 1976 but was left devastated two years later (78) 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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Christopher Car...

Just to be clear, it isn't so much that Dreamworks is hiring Alex Pettyfer, as Alex Pettyfer brought the project to Dreamworks and he will be producing as well as starring. According to Variety, this is a project that Pettyfer has been working on since he was 15 years old.
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