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Jeremy Renner to star and produce in race biopic Slingshot

Posted on 14 June 2011 by Joey DC

If you thought that Jeremy Renner has already enough on his plate with The Avengers still filming and The Bourne Legacy and Better Living Through Chemistry in pre-production, then you couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, it almost seems as the actor has decided to give up on sleep altogether and rather commits to yet another project titled Slingshot which has him attached to star and produce.

Paramount gave the green light for this movie project which will tell the true-life story of underdog Bill Caswell, a do-it-yourself racer who became known when he bought a 991 BMW 318i on Craigslist for $500 and rebuilt it just to enter racing rallies right after. His first race lasted only five minutes as he crashed the car and blew the engine. Ultimately, the once unemployed racing fanatic landed on the winning track, coming in third place at the World Rally Championships in Mexico and outracing teams with cars worth $400,000.

Slingshot will be produced by Jeremy Renner and his ‘actor-turned-filmmaker’ business partner Don Handfield, who pens the screenplay.

This marks the second project for Renner’s production company “The Combine” which he manages together with Handfield. The Combine‚Äôs first project is a Steve McQueen biopic which is already in development.

Source: THR

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