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Chasing Bullitt Exclusive Clip Features Steve McQueen Worrying About Losing Control Over Films and Relationships


Chasing Bullitt Exclusive Clip Features Steve McQueen Worrying About Losing Control Over Films and Relationships

Andre Brooks in Chasing Bullitt

Actor Andre Brooks plays Steve McQueen in writer-director Joe Eddy’s drama, ‘Chasing Bullitt.’

Contemplating life’s biggest triumphs and losses can be a challenge for anyone as they get older. But examining their lasting effects can be especially difficult for someone who’s never truly had to face true professional and personal despair, especially after a lifetime of seemingly unsurpassable success. But that’s the dilemma that actor Steve McQueen faced in the latter part of his life, which is showcased in the new biopic, ‘Chasing Bullitt,’ which was written and directed by Joe Eddy.

In honor of the film’s upcoming release on March 5 by Vertical Entertainment, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from the drama, which is titled ‘About France.’ The clip features Steve speaking with a psychiatrist, and reluctantly admitting that he’s going to lose his spotlight in Hollywood and with his career-long audience.

The actor also notes that he feels that the executives at Cinema Center Films, the production company behind his poorly received 1971 auto-racing drama, ‘Le Mans,’ as well as its producers, took the movie away from him. The performer also reveals that his friends, as well as his business partner and agent, betrayed him, so he severed his relationships with them. Steve also solemnly shares that filmmaker John Sturges, with whom he made three movies with before ‘Le Mans,’ including ‘Never So Few,’ ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and ‘The Great Escape,’ even betrayed him when he stepped down as the director during the auto-racing drama’s production.

‘Chasing Bullitt’ follows Steve (Andre Brooks) after he has an unexpected confrontation with his agent, Freddie Fields (Dennis W. Hall). Struggling with the aftermath of shooting what would become his greatest critical and box office failure, ‘Le Mans,’ Steve is broke and emotionally lost. He makes a deal with Freddie: he’ll choose his next role in exchange for the location of his beloved GT 390; the presumed lost Ford Mustang from his iconic film, ‘Bullitt.’

As he drives through the desert on his return to Los Angeles, Steve recalls both moments from his crumbling marriage to actress Neile Adams (Augie Duke) and deeper psychological scars through a tense, undesired appointment with a psychiatrist. These memories briefly subside with the arrival of a dynamic hitchhiker, Sula (Alysha Young). Struggling to regain his focus, Steve finally narrows in on the location of the car that has been the object of his obsession. What he encounters there proves to be even more gratifying.

ShockYa's Exclusive  'Chasing Bullitt' Clip
ShockYa's Exclusive 'Chasing Bullitt' Clip

ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from writer-director Joe Eddy's biopic, 'Chasing Bullitt,' which stars Andre Brooks as Steve McQueen.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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