Jonah Hill To Play Legendary Golfer John Daly In Biopic
The two-time Oscar nominee is producing and starring in a biopic about “The Bad Boy of Golf.”
Jonah Hill is taking a swing at his sportiest role yet by playing legendary golfer John Daly in an upcoming biopic, according to a new report.
The two-time Oscar nominee will produce and star in a movie covering “the excesses, scandals, and athletic achievements” of Daly throughout his career, per a report from Above The Line.
Hill earned Oscar nods for supporting roles in The Wolf of Wall Street and Moneyball. Most recently, Hill appeared in 2021’s Don’t Look Up. He also just wrapped the Netflix comedy You People, which pairs him with Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Hill’s yet-to-be-titled John Daly movie will be directed by Anthony Maras, who helmed 2018’s Hotel Mumbai.
Daly—the beer-chugging, roly-poly athlete known as “the bad boy of golf”—has been part of the PGA Tour since his debut in 1991.
In his 31 years of being on the tour, Daly, 56, has five career wins, including the PGA Championship (1991) and The Open Championship (1995). He finished third at The Masters in 1993.
In 2004, Daly was named the PGA Tour’s Comeback Player of the Year after rocketing up the world golf rankings.
As intriguing as the news of Hill playing Daly may be, it could be overshadowed by another high-profile biopic starring the Superbad actor.
Hill is also set to play Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia in the upcoming Apple TV+ biopic helmed by Martin Scorsese, who also directed Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street.