Al Pacino as Joe Paterno is staring into your soul

Al Pacino as Joe Paterno is staring into your soul

Al Pacino stars as Joe Paterno in an untitled film project by HBO.

Sandusky, who was Paterno's assistant coach between 1969 and 1999, was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse during his reign at the school. He died in 2012 at the age of 85 following complications from lung cancer.

This photo shows Al Pacino as Joe Paterno for the upcoming HBO film about the Penn State sex abuse scandal. The first-look photo shows Pacino wearing glasses and sporting Penn State coaching jacket.

This isn't the first time that Pacino is playing a football coach. Pacino and Levinson worked together in "You Don't Know Jack" and "Phil Spector".




The movie, which will be on HBO, is now in production.

Academy Award victor Al Pacino is about to tackle one of his most controversial roles yet, portraying late college football legend Joe Paterno.

Kathy Baker, who now recurs on Netflix's The Ranch, co-stars as wife Sue Paterno.

It was also revealed that Annie Parisse will play Paterno's daughter and Riley Keough will play Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who reported on the scandal. The narrative may very well focus on Paterno and his family.

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