So apparently they are making a Joe Namath biopic, with the totally believable casting of Jake Gyllenhaal to play the legendary quarterback. I'm assuming there is some sort of misunderstanding between the pieces involved, presumably over the nickname Broadway Joe. It seems pretty clear Gyllenhaal would love to star in a movie about an ordinary Joe becoming a Broadway sensation with tons of flashy musical numbers and costumes, but NFL quarterback? Seriously?
The story is that Gyllenhaal was attached to the project a few years ago, based on a script by David Hollander. There had been no movement on the project for some time, but now Pajiba is reporting that Walk The Line director James Mangold is now attached as well. Considering that Mangold also has a Dusty Springfield film in the works it is safe to say the man enjoys dealing with the biopics. His newest film is the ridiculous looking actioner Knight & Day with Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise.