Film/Arts/Satire*
(*homocinematically inclined)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Brokeback Jake as Broadway Joe

He's played a bubble boy, a Santa hat-sportin' marine, a nerdy cartoonist and, you know, a gay cowboy (actually, bisexual ranch hand is more apt), and now Jake Gyllenhaal will portray Hall of Fame footballer Joe Namath in an upcoming biopic.

Although it remains to be seen if the life of the former New York Jets quarterback is worth reliving on the silver screen (sounds more like TV movie material to me), it does give us a good reason to see our boy Jake all butched and beefed up again (yeah, like we need a good reason for that).

And while Namath himself tried his hand at acting, one hopes that they leave out the grueling behind-the-scenes dramas of such forgettable attempts as C.C. and Company and Chattanooga Choo Choo. However, you know we're all waiting to see Jakie reenact Joe's most (in)famous onscreen appearance. "Somehow, everything looks better through BeautyMist" indeed.

Links via Variety.com, Imdb.com and YouTube.com.

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