Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno in HBO biopic about the Penn State scandal

The Jerry Sandusky sex scandal that took down Penn State’s illustrious college football program is getting the HBO movie treatment. Al Pacino is set to star in the project, with Barry Levinson attached to direct and exec produce. Pacino will play Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history who becomes embroiled in the sexual abuse scandal surrounding his longtime assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky.

     

 

 

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