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Joe Namath is so New York ... even the first Broadway show he ever saw was all about at The Jets. The NFL Hall of Famer was out in NYC this week and we had to ask ... with a nickname like "Broadway Joe" -- what was the first Broadway play he ever saw. Namath gave the only answer you'd expect a NY Jets legend to give ... because when you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way ... right? »
- TMZ Staff
The man best known for directing Walk the Line, one of the great biopics in recent memory, might now helm a film about New York Jets quarterback legend and Hall of Famer Joe Namath. James Mangold is in talks to direct Namath’s story for Fox 2000, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If he signs on to the project, he will reunite with his 3:10 to Yuma screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas.
Namath jumped back into the pop culture lexicon at the Super Bowl earlier this year, when he wore a flamboyant fur coat during a pre-game ceremony. However, he is a name that’s well known beyond circles of NFL fans. Nicknamed “Broadway Joe,” Namath is a beloved figure in New York sports history, spending much of his professional career with the New York Jets, where he led the team to a Super Bowl victory in 1969. Beyond his colourful performance on the field, »
- Jordan Adler
James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine and Walk The Line, is in talks to helm Fox 2000's big screen biopic of NFL quarterback Joe Namath. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who worked with Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma, are writing the screenplay.
Namath is one of the most beloved and revered figures in New York sports history. He was the first football player to achieve rock-star status, and is well-known for his colorful persona and statement fur coats, which he wore on the sidelines.
The biopic will tell the story of how the "golden-armed kid from Beaver Falls, Pa., became 'Broadway Joe,' the New York Jets quarterback and '60s cultural figure." Namath gained the nickname 'Broadway Joe' because he was a notorious party boy and womanizer.
Source: THR »
- Laura Frances
After bringing Johnny Cash to the big screen with Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line, director James Mangold is ready to move from the world of music to the arena of sports. THR has word that The Wolverine director is currently in early talks with Fox 2000 to direct an untitled biopic about legendary football quarter back Joe Namath. That's the same studio who brought Walk the Line to theaters, and there's another reunion with the script coming from Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma writers Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. Sounds like the perfect match, especially with Mangold's Tree Line Films producing as well. As someone who isn't ingrained in sports at all, even I'm familiar with Joe Namath, which goes to show just how much of a sports legend he is. Namath spent most of his professional career playing for the New York Jets in the 60s and 70s, taking them »
- Ethan Anderton
The Wolverine director is in line to tell the story of the legendary NFL quarterback, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Namath played for the New York Jets in the 1970s and '80s.
The sportsman is known for his eccentricity, wearing fur coats on the sideline and remaining a colourful public personality long after his 1977 retirement from the game.
Mangold was mentioned in relation to the project back in 2010, when Jake Gyllenhaal was reportedly eyeing the starring role.
“The Wolverine” director James Mangold may be all sewn up to helm the spin-off’s sequel for a pending release date sometime after 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” but that doesn’t mean he’s not lining up work in the meantime. THR reports Mangold will be returning to the world of biopics – he helmed the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Johnny Cash biopic, “Walk the Line” – with a new film focusing on beloved New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath aka “Broadway Joe.” The currently untitled film will reunite Mangold with the screenwriters behind his solid “3:10 to Yuma” remake, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, and will “bring the life and times of [the] legendary football quarterback.” At this point that’s all we have to go on but with Namath being one of the more charismatic figures in football history – dude actually wore full-length fur coats on the sidelines – and with Mangold’s previous success with “Walk the Line, »
- Cain Rodriguez
Namath is one of the most revered and colorful figures in New York sports history. Spending most of his career with the New York Jets in the 1960s and 1970s, Namath was also a notorious party boy and womanizer.
Upon retirement from the game he appeared on numerous shows and in films, and became commentator for ABC's Monday Night Football.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Way back in 2010, we reported that James Mangold was circling a Joe Namath biopic with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star. Since then Mangold has directed Knight and Day and The Wolverine, and may be ready to circle back: Mangold is in early talks with Fox 2000 to direct a Namath biopic. According to THR, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas---who worked with Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma---would write the script. The report does not mention Gyllenhaal, so it's very possible the actor has moved on. Namath is one of the great characters in sports history, earning the nickname "Broadway Joe." Namath famously guaranteed that his New York Jets would upset a dominant Baltimore Colts team in Super Bowl III and came through. I am interested to see what the Walk the Line director can do with Namath's story, and hope the project comes to fruition this time around. Hit the jump for more on Namath. »
- Brendan Bettinger
28 May 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
James Mangold -- director of the acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line -- is in early talks to bring the life and times of legendary football quarterback Joe Namath to the big screen for Fox 2000, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The biopic would reteam Mangold and Elizabeth Gabler's Fox 2000, home studio of Walk the Line. It also could reteam the filmmaker with his 3:10 to Yuma screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. Producers Andrew Lazar and Cathy Konrad, Mangold's partner at Tree Line Films, would head up the project. Photos: Touchdown! Hollywood's Best Football Movies Namath is one of the most
- Pamela McClintock
Clearly, PETA does not consider Joe Namath one of the winners at the Super Bowl. The animal rights group lashed out at the NFL legend for wearing a fur coat at the big game. Also read: Super Bowl Xlviii by the Numbers: How Twitter, Facebook and Shazam Users Second-Screened the Big Game PETA is also asking Namath to donate the coat to their organization, “so that we can give it a proper burial.” “The real embarrassment on Sunday was Joe Namath’s caveperson coat,” PETA said in a scathing statement. “No matter what he spent on that eyesore, the animals who were trapped, »
- Tim Kenneally
Joe Namath, dubbed Broadway Joe during his playing days with the New York Jets, rocked a long fur coat for the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Joe Namath's Fur Coat
Namath, 70, was on the field at MetLife Stadium to perform the coin toss with the captains for the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately for the former Jet, his coin tossing wasn’t as smooth as his look. He tossed the coin prior to the Seahawks’ captains making a heads or tails call.
Referee Terry McAulay caught the coin before it dropped so that Namath could give it another go. In the end, the Seahawks won the toss and opted to defer the opening possession to the Broncos. The Broncos first drive earned the Seahawks a safety.
After his brief appearance, Namath’s coat got its own Twitter account, which is currently nearing 1,000 followers. Not all of the attention »
Super Bowl Xlviii: total bust as a game, middling year for ads – though outrage was tearing up Twitter by the time the game sputtered to a close over a Coke commercial in which “America the Beautiful” was sung in many languages over images of people of many ethnic and religious backgrounds spending quality time with family and friends. Rants ranged from : “Nice to see that Coke likes to sing an American song in the terrorist’s language. Way to go Coke. You can leave America” to “Glad to see the that #boycottcoke thing. That way we can clearly spot every bigot, racist and moron in the country & keep them from our kids.” The ad, ironically, called “It’s Beautiful,” also marked the first time a gay couple had been included in a Super Bowl ad, according to GLAAD, but that kind of got drowned out in all the mud-slinging »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
Joe Namath, you better work. The hall of fame quarterback had the honor of being the official coin-tosser of the 2014 Super Bowl, and he arrived in true Namath style: wearing a fabulous fur coat. Obviously he was dressing in anticipation of the cold weather, but it turns out that the weather at MetLife stadium in New Jersey isn't as cold as people feared. Still, if you commit to a fur coat (especially if you are known for wearing them like Joe is), you better wear that thing like a boss. Who wore it best: Joe Namath or Macklemore in his "Thrift Shop" video? Discuss. And speaking of Joe and his coin toss, the legendary NFL star got a bit too excited and threw the »
Macklemore is that you? Football veteran Joe Namath took to the field at Super Bowl 2014 in New York's MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2 with some his signature swag. Broadway Joe, 70, stepped on the field to perform the coin toss in his signature giant fur coat. The former Super Bowl winner stole the show as the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos took to the field for Super Bowl Xlviii. Namath started his football career as a quarterback at the University of Alabama from 1962 to 1964 [...] »
You've got your chili and beer bread or your chicken wings and refreshing beverages ready to go for Super Bowl Xlviii, now you just need to know what time the festivities kick off. Zap2it is here to help.
Update: Terry Bradshaw will not be a part of Fox's Super Bowl coverage Sunday because his father just passed away.
The 2014 Super Bowl pre-game show starts at 2 p.m. Et and runs through the afternoon, with the official kickoff time scheduled for 6:25 p.m. Et on Fox.
Here's a rundown of the full schedule for Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2), all times Eastern:
Weather Games: When MetLife Stadium was named the location for Super Bowl Xlviii, no one knew whether it will be 45 degrees with light winds or 10 degrees and snowing on Super Bowl Sunday. While cold temperatures and winter conditions could play a role in this year's contest, »
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