The upcoming HBO project about Joe Paterno still doesn’t have a title, but HBO is giving us a look at what the star of the production, Al Pacino, will look like in his role as the legendary Penn State football coach.
The movie, directed by Barry Levinson, focuses on Paterno’s role as the winningest coach in the history of college football, and his downfall when he became embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
The project is executive produced by Barry Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane, and produced by Amy Herman. The film was written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards and David McKenna. It’s produced by HBO Films in Association with Sony Pictures Television.
Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in the new movie (HBO)