Report: Arkansas legend John Daly to get his own movie, to be played by Jonah Hill

Honestly, that’s the best choice.

John Daly, one of the most colorful professional athletes of the 20th century and noted Arkansas superfan, has always had the sort of life that could make for a heck of a movie. Turns out, someone is going to make it.

According to a report by Above the Line, a biopic motion picture is being slated about Daly and the actor to play him is none other than Jonah Hill.

Per the report, the movie is very much in the development stages. No writer has been hired. It’s in pitch status only, but the green light has been turned on. The movie would, in theory, focus on the “excesses, scandals and athletic achievements” of Daly.

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Daly, 56, grew up in Dardanelle, Arkansas, and attended the U of A from 1984 to 1987. He won the PGA Championship in 1991 and the Open Championship in 1995.

Hill has played real-life sports figures before, too. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his turn as Paul DePodesta, assistant manager of the Oakland Athletics, in the 2011 movie “Moneyball.”


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