Bullitt: Cult Steve McQueen Movie, to Star Bradley Copper in Spielberg’s Remake

Spielberg’s ‘Bullitt’ Remake, Starring Bradley Cooper

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Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is set to star in Spielberg’s next film, an original feature based on the character of Frank Bullitt, the cool San Francisco cop played by Steve McQueen in the 1968 cult action-thriller Bullitt.

Josh Singer (The Post, Spotlight) is writing the script, which is currently in development at Warner, Though plot details haven’t been revealed, the forthcoming production is expected to follow Bullitt on entirely different exploit than the McQueen original’s.

Warner Bros. released the original Bullitt, which was directed by Peter Yates and based on the 1963 novel “Mute Witness.”

In what became McQueen’s most notable role, he portrayed a detective who investigates the death of a mob informant he was hired to protect.

The movie is famous for including one of the most iconic and exciting car chases in cinema history with McQueen doing his own stunts in a modified Ford Mustang. Bullitt became a critical and commercial smash, generating $42 million on a $4 million budget and winning one Oscar.

McQueen’s son Chad McQueen and granddaughter Molly McQueen will exec-produce.

Spielberg’s latest movie The Fabelmans, a semi-autobiographical story about growing up as a film lover, opened in theaters earlier in November. Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen and Gabriel LaBelle (as Spielberg’s screen surrogate) star in the movie, which looks to be major awards player after earning the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.

Cooper is currently in post-production on the highly anticipated film “Maestro,” which he stars in, co-writes, directs and produces.

Netflix is releasing the musical drama in 2023.

Spielberg, who had been developing “Maestro” for years, encouraged Cooper to direct and star in the film after watching Cooper’s directorial debut A Star Is Born.