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Jonah Hill Set To Star As Golf's 'Bad Boy' John Daly In Biopic

Jonah Hill Set To Star As Golf's 'Bad Boy' John Daly In Biopic
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Reports have emerged that Jonah Hill is set to star in a John Daly biopic, with the Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street actor playing the role of the eccentric golfer.

The news was broken by Above the Line, who said that "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.”

Jonah Hill is also set to produce the film, while Australian director Anthony Maras - who helmed the 2018 film Hotel Mumbai - is set to direct.

If there was ever a golfer whose real-life story would translate to a Hollywood flick, the life and career of John Daly would be the top choice for a lot of fans of the game.

John Daly x Jonah Hill

12 May 2009; John Daly in action during the 3 Irish Open Golf Championship practice day. County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, Co. Louth. Photo by Sportsfile

READ HERE: Video: John Daly Reveals He's Lost $55m Gambling In Astonishing Interview

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John Daly is one of the most naturally gifted players to ever grace the sport, and has endeared himself to many given his upbringing in golf which was far from the country-club lifestyle of many pros.

The story of his first major championship win at the 1991 PGA Championship could also be a film in itself.

Daly was the ninth and final alternate for the tournament, and got in when Nick Price had to drop out due to his wife giving birth.

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Nick Price would also lend Daly his caddie for the competition, as the heavy-set big-hitter went from zero-to-hero and lifted the Wanamaker Trophy.

Daly would win his second major at the 1995 British Open, but was wildly inconsistent throughout his career, and only managed to win five PGA Tour tournaments in total.

His gambling addiction, which saw him lose millions, and his drinking and smoking habits will no doubt be major plot-lines if the movie comes to fruition.

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