Report: Jonah Hill Set To Play John Daly In Future Biopic

In an exclusive by Above the Line, it is believed that Hill will produce and star in the biopic

Daly hits a driver off the tee
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In an exclusive report by film news website 'Above the Line', it was revealed that two-time Oscar nominee, Jonah Hill, is set to produce and star in a biopic of multiple time Major winner, John Daly.

According to the Above the Line report, the "biopic will examine the excesses, scandals, and athletic achievements of the PGA Tour golfer, who is considered by many to be the 'Bad Boy of Golf.'”

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So, what further details are there on the biopic? Well, reportedly, Hotel Mumbai director, Anthony Maras, is set to direct the project, with Hollywood star, Hill, producing it via his Strong Baby Productions company.

Currently, it is believed that there is no script or title for the production, but Daly's previous controversies featured in an ESPN documentary back in 2016, with an hour-long program called "Hit it Hard" detailing everything from his iconic win at the PGA Championship to his struggles with gambling etc.

Throughout his acting career, Hill has featured in many mega films such as Superbad, 21 Jump Street, Wolf of Wall Street and Moneyball. Along with acting roles, he has also produced and directed many films and documentaries, including Stutz, a documentary about Hill and his therapist in which they explore mental health in general.

Hill at the World Premiere Of Netflix's "Don't Look Up"

Hill at the World Premiere Of Netflix's film 'Don't Look Up'

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The man who the biopic will be on is John Daly, who has five PGA Tour wins to his name including the PGA Championship and Open Championship. However, it's perhaps his off-course antics where some will recognize his name, with even 'Long John' himself stating back in March: “If you look at me as a role model, if you do the opposite of John Daly, you're going to do really well in life."

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Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

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Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

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Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

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