According to “Le Mans” assistant director Les Sheldon, “You got [sic] motor racing and you got [sic] Steve McQueen — what have you got? You’ve got everything.” Unfortunately, they didn’t have a working script. “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” makes a point of stating that this isn’t necessarily an impediment in Hollywood, with scripts sometimes being developed as filming continues. But we’ll return to this in a bit.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/01/18/steve-mcqueen-le-mans