Bullitt might have been made famous by Steve McQueen in 1968, but now, Bradley Cooper is stepping into the shoes of the hard-nosed San Francisco cop. Deadline is reporting that Cooper and Steven Spielberg are on board to star in and direct the film, respectively. Cooper will also produce the film alongside Spielberg and his producing partner Kristie Macosko Kreiger. Josh Singer is on board to write the script with Steve McQueen’s son Chad, and granddaughter Molly McQueen on board to executive produce.

The plot details are slim, but this is said to not be a remake of the 1968 film, but a new idea with the character. In the original film, Frank Bullitt is a no-nonsense San Francisco cop on the hunt for the mob kingpin that killed his witness. Considered one of McQueen’s more iconic roles, the film delivers one of the most famous car-chase scenes in cinema history.

This is the first time that Cooper and Spielberg will work together. There have been plenty of near-misses for the duo, with Spielberg famously stepping away from American Sniper before Clint Eastwood stepped in to direct that film.

We’ll keep you updated on this story as it develops.

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Source: Deadline

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