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Renner to play Steve Mcqueen

entertainment Updated: May 04, 2011 00:54 IST

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Hurt Locker

star Jeremy Renner is set to play Hollywood legend Steve McQueen in a new biopic about the ‘king of cool’. The actor has set up his own production house to make the movie which will look at the life and times of the icon who starred in classics like

The Great Escape

and

Bullitt

, reported

Sun

online. In 1979, McQueen was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancerous disease linked to asbestos exposure. He was cured but later died in 1980, aged 50.