Al Pacino as Joe Paterno is staring into your soul

Kelly Massey
July 18, 2017

The untitled movie, which is in production, is being directed by Barry Levinson. He also won the Academy Award for Best Director for "Rain Man". According to Variety, Barry Levinson's yet-to-be-titled HBO project will center on Paterno, one of the most famous coaches in college football's history. The scandal challenges his legacy and forces him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims. The film was written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards and David McKenna, and is being produced in association with Sony Pictures Television.

This will not be the first time Pacino, 77, has worked with HBO and Levinson.

Penn state fired Paterno in 2011 following Sandusky's arrest, ending his 45-year tenure as head coach. The Oscar victor has starred in edgy films such as Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon, Cruising, and Angels in America.

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No word yet on when we can see the film, but no doubt it will be an intriguing look into the life of Paterno during his career crisis.

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Pacino has starred in other HBO films like the Jack Kevorkian biopic, "You Don't Know Jack", and "Phil Spector".

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