Friday, September 7, 2012

Al Pacino linked to film project based on Joe Paterno biography.

 It's not a shock that someone in Hollywood would tackle the life of Joe Paterno and the Sandusky scandal that led to his downfall at Penn State. According to Deadline, there's already one reportedly brewing, based on the recent Joe Posnaski Paterno biography, with Al Pachino playing the former Nittany Lion head football coach.

"ICM Partners next week will be taking a package for a movie about fallen legend Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno, with Al Pacino attached to play the man called Papa Joe by most student at Happy Valley. The package will be build around Joe Posnanski’s biography Paterno, which is now atop The New York Times Bestseller List in its second week. Pacino’s manager, Rick Nicita, will produce."

Pachino played football coach Tony D'Amato in the Oliver Stone pro football film Any Given Sunday

(via Deadline, HT  SB*Nation)