In an exclusive report by the film news site ‘Above the line’ (opens in a new tab)it was revealed that double Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, is set to produce and star in a biopic of multi-time major winner John Daly.
According to the Above the Line report, the “biopic will examine the excesses, scandals and sporting achievements of the PGA Tour golfer, who is considered by many to be the ‘Bad Boy of Golf’.”
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So what other details are there about the biopic? Well, apparently Mumbai hotel manager Anthony Maras is set to helm the project, with Hollywood star Hill producing it through his company Strong Baby Productions.
Currently there is believed to be no script or title for the production, but Daly’s previous controversies featured in an ESPN documentary in 2016, with an hour-long program called ‘Hit it Hard’ detailing everything. since his iconic victory at the PGA. Championship to its struggles with gambling, etc.
Throughout his acting career, Hill has starred in many mega movies such as Superbad, 21 Jump Street, Wolf of Wall Street, and Moneyball. In addition to acting roles, he has also produced and directed numerous films and documentaries, including Stutz, a documentary about Hill and his therapist in which they explore mental health in general.
The man the biopic will be about is John Daly, who has five PGA Tour victories to his name, including the PGA Championship and The Open Championship. However, it may be his off-course antics where some will recognize his name, with even ‘Long John’ himself saying in March: ‘If you look at me as a role model, if you do the opposite of John Daly, you ‘ is going to do really well in life.”