Jeremy Renner lines up rally racing movie Slingshot

Jeremy Renner could well be the busiest actor in Hollywood, as he adds producing and starring in Slingshot to his already amply-filled schedule.

The twice Oscar-nommed actor has recently completed work on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters .

He's currently shooting his role as Hawkeye in The Avengers , and after that he'll be reinvigorating the Bourne franchise.

Renner will be producing Slingshot through production company, The Combine, that he recently set up with Don Handfield.

It's based on the true story of rally racing underdog Bill Caswell, who competed in the world championship in a second-hand BMW bought for $500.

Renner and Handfield are also producing a Steve McQueen biopic, which has writer, James Gray, and director, Ivan Zacharias, in place.

It's still possible that Slingshot could get off the starting line first though, especially with Renner poised to star.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.