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Al Pacino to play role of Joe Paterno in upcoming biopic

01/17/2013 at 2:37 pm By

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Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno’s story is legendary on the field and complex off the field.

Joe Posnanski’s biography “Paterno”delved into the life of the Nittany Lion coach after spending two years following Paterno, gaining access to many of his records and even following him through the Jerry Sandusky scandal that ended the coach’s career.

Now, plans for a motion picture based on the biography are in the works from director Brian De Palma, of “Scarface” and “The Untouchables” fame. The movie is tentatively titled “Happy Valley.”

On Thursday, it was announced that Al Pacino will be playing the role of Paterno in the film.

CBS News reported the announcement, saying, “Al Pacino and director Brian De Palma are expected to team up for the upcoming biopic about controversial Penn State coach Joe Paterno.”

De Palma and Pacino worked together on “Scarface” and “Carlito’s Way” earlier in their careers.

We shall see how the film handles the controversial tale of Paterno, as well as how Pacino depicts the mysterious and legendary Penn State coach.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Kung-fu Louie

    on 01/17/2013 - Reply

    Shouldn’t be a hard role to play. All he has to do is keep his mouth shut and look the other way.

  2. trco

    on 02/13/2013 - Reply

    i thought it might be ron jeremy.

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