Jake Gyllenhaal has signed on to play ’60s-’70s Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath in a currently untitled biopic of the legendary New York Jets quarterback who rose from poor kid in the steel town of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to flamboyant fur coat-wearing crazy-famous media superstar known as Broadway Joe – the first in what would become a long tradition of flamboyant crazy-famous media superstar athletes. If the movie’s done right, it’ll get Gyllenhaal in pantyhose (see clip). Gyllenhaal still has two movies to finish and the writers strike has to end before production starts. (EW)
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