James Mangold will direct biopic for Joe Namath


One of the more popular people in the NFL’s history are getting their own biopic, as it appears the life and times of Broadway Joe Namath will be coming to a theater near you soon.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Mangold will direct a film about the life and career of the New York Jets quarterback.

Namath was a fixture on the New York sports scene during the 60s and 70s, as he was known for wearing fur coats on sidelines during games, and being a bachelor off the field.

That’s how he earned the nickname “Broadway Joe.” He has still stayed in the public’s eye after retiring from the sport and now lives in Florida.

This film will have Mangold working again with Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who were the screenwriters that scripted 3:10 to Yuma.

This is being set up at Fox 2000, where he also made the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line.

It will be interesting how they portray Namath in the film, and it should be a treat for anyone that wants to have an inside look at his career.

I am somewhat surprised that he is getting a biopic now, and why not a couple of years ago. Regardless, the film should be great to watch.

You can leave a comment below with your thoughts on this.

[H/T: The Hollywood Reporter]

 

 

Tags: Joe Namath Movies