March 28, 2009

Tobey Maguire to race in the Grand Prix...

...on film at least, according to this in Variety:

Columbia Pictures is closing in on a deal to acquire screen rights to "The Limit," with Tobey Maguire attached to star in the story of rival Grand Prix drivers.
Anthony Peckham will write the script, based on a book by Michael Cannell that will be published this fall by the Hachette Publishing division Twelve.
Maguire is attached to play Phil Hill, who went against his good friend and Ferrari teammate Wolfgang von Trips in the 1961 Driver's Championship.
Maguire and Jenno Topping will produce for Maguire Entertainment, and Cathy Schulman will produce for Mandalay Pictures, with Scarlett Lacey involved in a producing capacity as well.
Peckham recently scripted "The Human Factor," the Clint Eastwood-directed Warner Bros. film that stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, as well as "Sherlock Holmes," the Guy Ritchie-directed film that stars Robert Downey Jr.
-As much as this is news for Tobey, it looks like that writer is going to be having a good 2009...what do you think?


  1. yea, that writer looks poised for stardom if the flicks are good