Charlie Hunnam Tapping Inner Steve McQueen In ‘Papillon’ Remake?

EXCLUSIVE: You could have imagined Steve McQueen playing prodigal existentially conflicted biker gang leader Jax Teller in Sons Of Anarchy, so it doesn’t seem a stretch to envision Charlie Hunnam taking on the role originated by McQueen in the 1973 classic prison escape drama Papillon. Wolf Of Wall Street producer Red Granite is putting it together for a fall shoot with Danish director Michael Noer attached to direct a script by Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski.

McQueen played a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison. He plots his escape, aided by a counterfeiter (Dustin Hoffman co-starred) who finances Papillon’s prison escapes in exchange for protection in prison. Tale was scripted by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr, directed by Franklin J Schaffner from French convict Henri Charriere’s autobiography.

Hunnam completed shooting the title role of the Guy Ritchie-directed King Arthur: Knights Of The Roundtable, a franchise launch for Warner Bros behind the script by Joby Harold. Hunnam also has the James Gray-directed Lost City Of Z coming.

Source: Charlie Hunnam Tapping Inner Steve McQueen In ‘Papillon’ Remake?

 

Papillon 1973

 

For those of you that never knew Steve McQueen, you should know that not only was he a great actor but did all his own driving on motorbikes and car scenes

 

Here’s one of the best (if not THE best) “chase” scenes ever filmed.  Remember there were no special effects in 1963.

Chase scene from BULLIT

 

 

 

 

Crimson Peak 2015 (release 10.16.2015)

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Release Oct 16, 2015
Title:
 Crimson Peak 2015
Rate:
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Era:
 Victorian
Genre
 Horror
Plot:
 In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.

http://youtu.be/cH0BhnpzAjs

Director:
  Guillermo del Toro
Writer / Screenplay:
 Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins
Major Cast:
 Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain
Film Locations:
  • Pinewood Toronto Studios, Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Dundurn Castle, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Casa Loma, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    (Casa Loma)
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Canada
Links:
 Official Facebook

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