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Jake Gyllenhaal To Play Joe Namath

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:20 PM ET

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Entertainment Weekly:

Universal Pictures has tapped Jake Gyllenhaal to play Hall of Famer Joe Namath in its as-yet untitled biopic about the former New York Jets quarterback. Scribe David Hollander (creator-writer of CBS' The Guardian) will write the script once the writers strike is over. The movie will tell Namath's story as the promising young kid from steel town Beaver Falls, PA who rose to rock star status in the 1960s as the nonconformist socialite known as Broadway Joe, who would sit on the sidelines wearing a full-length fur coat.

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