Jake the Gyll To Live Out NFL Fantasies


Today comes word that Universal Pictures will turn the life of Joe Namath (here, left) into a feature film, with Jake Gyllenhaal (here, right) playing the Hall of Fame quarterback. While other quarterbacks racked up bigger lifetime stats, Namath became the first football player to achieve rock-star status. The pic 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. Here’s my question: Jake’s a politically high-minded type: will he wear the fur?

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