Brokeback Mountain producer Bill Pohlad is preparing to shoot the movie, which will focus on Sir Jackie’s friendship with his Formula 1 protege Francois Cevert, who was killed in a track accident in the U.S. in 1973.
Triple world champion Sir Jackie has read a draft of the untitled film’s script and has given the greenlight for the project – and he’s recommending Pohlad signs up fellow Scot McGregor to play him in the movie.
The retired racer tells The Sun, “The relationship that Francois and I had was probably unique in that we were such good friends while, at the same time, racing against each other even though we were in the same team. This has been picked up by a very good filmmaker in Bill. He has worked with some very big stars and he is a friend of mine. I’ve known him since about 1971. He wants to do it and we have agreed.
“Clearly we won’t be in it, it has to be actors. I don’t know who will be playing me – but Ewan McGregor would be an awfully good choice.”