McQueen was King of the World, yet over the course of his production lost his marriage, his control of the film, his company and his closest friendships.
The director quit, a driver lost his leg, another was badly burned. McQueen almost killed a co-star, crashing a car and putting them both through a windscreen, and he found himself on the “death list” of Charles Manson.
But still he kept going in his attempt to capture pure racing on film.
It is a story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication.