Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Gyllenhaal as Joe Willie?

Summary: Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal will play flamboyant quarterback Joe Namath in an upcoming biopic. I lived in New York City when "Broadway Joe" was king -- and Gyllenhaal certainly isn't the first guy I'd think of to play the brash quarterback who beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Maybe Gyllenhaal can pull it off, but it's difficult for me to picture the "Brokeback Mountain" star lacing up Namath's shoes and going long to a fleet Don Maynard. If I think about it (and I there's no reason I should) it seems as if someone such as Matthew McConaughey might have been a better choice.

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