Mangold To Direct Joe Namath Biopic?

Director James Mangold (“Walk the Line,” “3:10 to Yuma”) has apparently come onboard the football-themed biopic “Namath” for Universal Pictures says Pajiba.

Jake Gyllenhaal is lined up to play Broadway Joe Namath, the first real commercial star of the NFL who was a key figure in the 60’s who helped merge the AFL with the NFL.

Universal apparently wants another crack at David Hollander’s script before going into production and may get to work on it quickly to take advantage of both Mangold and Gyllenhaal’s schedules which will shortly be clear.