Jake Gyllenhaal is Joe Namath in Universal Pic

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=39709

    Source: Variety
    November 28, 2007


    Universal Pictures will turn the life of Joe Namath into a feature film, with Jake Gyllenhaal playing the Hall of Fame quarterback.

    According to Variety, David Hollander will write the script once the writers strike is over. Mad Chance's Andrew Lazar will produce. Jimmy Walsh, who runs Namanco Productions, executive produces.

    Walsh said he and Namath OK'd the movie after a long pursuit by Lazar, a strong take by Hollander and the belief that the athletic Gyllenhaal was the right actor to play him.

    While other quarterbacks racked up bigger lifetime stats, Namath became the first football player to achieve rock-star status. The movie will tell the story of how the golden-armed kid from Beaver Falls, Pa., became Broadway Joe, the New York Jets quarterback who became a '60s cultural figure.
     
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    Another Article

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3131759
     
  3. YsoSerious Registered

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    I think he just wanted to wear panty hose.
     
  4. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    This is going to be hilarious.
     
  5. Shoemeister srsly

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    Umm... and who WOULDN'T?!?! :cwink:
     
  6. Mr. Socko Registered

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    Dammit. Never heard of him. I clicked the thread hoping "Joe Namath" would be some new cool Sci-Fi Universal movie with Jake. :down
     
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    I'm calling BS on this, that pansy is not worthy to even hold Joe's fur coat. I'm both offended and a New Yorker and a Jets fan!
     
  8. Dr. Evil Registered

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    So will the movie end with him drunk and hitting on Suzie Kolber?

    "Struggling"
     
  9. tzarinna Mamochka

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    *awaits more info*
     
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    man thats a funny post.

    this movie should be ridiculous.
     

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