Al Pacino to Portray Joe Paterno in Film About Penn State Scandal

Al Pacino to Portray Joe Paterno in Film About Penn State Scandal

Al Pacino is set to portray disgraced former Penn State football Head Coach Joe Paterno in a new film about the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked the university, according to Deadline. The film will be picked up by ICM Partners next week, and is based on award-winning sportswriter Joe Posnanski's best-selling biography of Paterno.

Reportedly, plot-wise, the film will focus on Paterno's rise to fame as coach, before he discovers that his former defensive coordinator Sandusky is a pedophile whom a graduate student witnessed molesting a young boy in the locker room showers. It will then mainly follow the fallout of Paterno's decision to aid in the cover-up of the scandal instead of alerting the authorities. Pacino's manager, Rick Nicita, will produce.

What do you think of this casting?

[via Deadline]

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