Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl Surge Gives New Life To Warren Beatty’s ‘Heaven Can Wait’

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Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl Surge Gives New Life To Warren Beatty’s ‘Heaven Can Wait’
Heaven only knows whether Jared Goff will lead the Los Angeles Rams to a historic victory in Super Bowl Liii this Sunday, but kickoff can’t get here quick enough for Hollywood legend Warren Beatty. “The phone keeps ringing,” Beatty said. “What’s been going on, well, it’s kind of ridiculous.”

The reason the phone keeps ringing? Heaven Can Wait, the 1978 celestial comedy hit that Beatty memorably produced, co-directed, co-wrote and starred in. Beatty portrays Rams quarterback Joe Pendleton, who dies before his destined time but, with some angelic assistance, returns to win the Super Bowl inhabiting the body of the team’s unflappable back-up, Tom Jarrett, who wears No. 16.

Goff is also known for playing without panic, he wears No. 16 and his first name sounds a lot like Jarrett — which may sound like skimpy stuff when it comes to cosmic coincidences, but it’s good enough to merit
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