Brian De Palma To Direct Al Pacino In Film About Joe Paterno

Brian De Palma To Direct Al Pacino In Film About Joe Paterno

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Brian De Palma has signed on to helm a movie about disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, titled Happy Valley. The movie will star Al Pacino as Paterno, and it will be based on the best-selling book by sports journalist Joe Posnanski, simply titled Paterno.

Happy Valley reunites the Scarface and Carlito’s Way team of De Palma and Pacino for the third time, and I can’t think of a better duo to tell this story of a complex, intensely righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic flaw,” producer Edward R. Pressman said in a statement.

The book follows the span of Paterno’s entire life – from coach to legend to scandal. Writer David McKenna (American History X) is currently in talks to script the film.

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[via THR]

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