Trailer for Documentary ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’

The Man & Le Mans Documentary

FilmRise has released the new trailer for Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, a documentary about the “King of Cool” and “the world’s most notorious ladies’ man” Steve McQueen, of course.

This film explores the troubled production of McQueen’s passion project, the 1971 racing film Le Mans that turned the cinema legend off racing for good.

The Cannes-approved doc, directed by Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna (When Playboys Ruled the World), secured a North American release date and will open in theaters on Nov. 13 in LA and NYC, followed by a Dec. 1 home video/VOD release.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

“I’m a driver, I’m an actor, and a filmmaker.” Troubled guy, but certainly cool. The urban legend that has been circulating online claims that McQueen entered a Porsche 908 in the real race in 1971 equipped as a Camera Car. It ran very well and the footage it got was amazing. The Camera Car might have finished in the Top Ten even though it made a few extra pit stops for film changes.

Gabriel Clarke And John McKenna

By 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. He was the King of Cool and the world’s most notorious ladies’ man. Hot off the back of classics like The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt, the racing fanatic began production of his passion project, Le Mans, centered on the 24-hour car race in France. But the infamously troubled production was plagued with financial troubles, on-set rivalries and the star’s own personal issues. This documentary film interweaves stunning, newly discovered footage and McQueen’s private recordings with original interviews to reveal the true story of how this cinema legend would risk everything in pursuit of his dream.