Jake Gyllenhaal for Namath

Jake Gyllenhaal in talks for Namath

Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in the upcoming film Namath.

The actor was originally inked to the biopic about the American footballer Joe Namath in 2007 however production was halted.

Now, director Jame Mangold is looking to rbring the project  back and is free to start work on the film in mid-July, when Gyllenhaal’s schedule is similarly open.

No production details have been released for the picture.