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Brad Pitt to reprise Steve McQueen's role in 'Bullitt' remake

Updated: 2007-07-04 16:30
Brad Pitt to reprise Steve McQueen's role in 'Bullitt' remakeActor Brad Pitt is reportedly set to star in the remake of 1968 thriller Bullitt.

The 43-year-old will play Lt Frank Bullitt, played by actor Steve McQueen in the original flick.

According to a source, it will be a 'dream role' for the Ocean’s Thirteen actor for he shares many passions with the legendary actor.

"rad shares a lot of the same passions as Steve McQueen -- including a love of motorbikes and fast cars — so it was a dream role for him,"the Sun quoted the source, as saying.

The actor has been linked to the project since 2003, but it was delayed then.

Bullitt is most remembered for its central car chase scene through the streets of downtown San Francisco, one of the earliest and most influential car chase sequences in movies.