HBO has released the official trailer for “Paterno,” starring Al Pacino as legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Directed by Barry Levinson, the project premieres April 7 on the pay-cable channel.
“The drama centers on Penn State’s Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno’s legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims,” HBO says in today’s announcement.
Along with Pacino, the HBO Films presentation stars Riley Keough, Kathy Baker, Greg Grunberg, Annie Parisse and Larry Mitchell.
“Paterno” is a Levinson/Fontana production of a Barry Levinson Film; executive produced by Barry Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane; Amy Herman produces; produced in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Here’s a look …