Tobey Maguire Starts His Engines, Drives 'The Limit' For Racing Biopic

Tobey MaguireWhile he waits for "Spider-Man 4” to get underway, Tobey Maguire has been anything but idle. His production company picked up the rights to "Good People" and a remake of "Robotech," both of which he may take roles in. Now he's getting behind the wheel for "The Limit," a true-life tale of rival Grand Prix drivers.

Maguire will star as Phil Hill, the only American driver to ever win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship, and who went up against his good friend and Ferrari teammate Wolfgang von Trips in the 1961 race.

If you find it difficult to picture Maguire as a high octane driver, he's actually picked the right one to play. Hill was a rare specimen of a driver -- quiet, thoughtful, and gentle, who famously said "I'm in the wrong business. I don't want to beat anybody, I don't want to be the big hero. I'm a peace-loving man, basically."

According to Variety, "The Limit" will be based on Michael Cannell's upcoming novel. Columbia is currently in negotiations to obtain the rights, with Maguire Entertainment producing. Tony Peckham, fresh off Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" and Clint Eastwood's "The Human Factor" will write the script.

With so many projects in pre-production, it's difficult to say which one Maguire will be doing first. But since we haven't seen him since "Spider-Man 3” in 2007, we'll take any one of them tomorrow.

MTV readers, are you anxious for Tobey Maguire to come back to the big screen? Is he the right actor to play Ferrari driver Phil Hill? Or do you want nothing to come between him and Peter Parker?