Renner excited to play Steve McQueen in biopic

Updated: Aug 14, 2012, 16:38 PM IST

Los Angeles: Jeremy Renner is on a high ever since he has been finalised to play legendary actor Steve McQueen in the forthcoming biopic.

The movie is reportedly loosely based on author Marshall Terrill`s 1993 biography "Steve McQueen: Portrait Of An American Rebel", reports

"I think he`s an icon. I`ve seen quite a few of his movies and I just thought he would be a really interesting guy to explore. The film will be more a slice of life rather than an entire life, but we`re still figuring it out. I can`t wait to jump into it," Renner said.

"Biopics are really tough. It`s hard to tell someone`s life story in two hours. He was a walking dichotomy, The most stingy and frugal person, and then the most giving. And his upbringing was interesting," he added.

Renner was last seen in the movie, "The Bourne Legacy".