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Al Pacino Stars as Joe Paterno in HBO First Look Photo

Al Pacino Stars as Joe Paterno in HBO First Look Photo

Films - which doesn't have a title at the moment - focuses on Paterno during the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.

Paterno passed away shortly after the scandal broke in 2011.

According to the entertainment publication, Levinson is attached to both direct and executive produce the film, which will also star Riley Keough as Sara Ganim.

She received a Pulitzer Prize for her efforts.

Screenwriter David McKenna, who was working on the project in 2012 and who has penned films including "American History X", is one of three reported screenwriters on the new project, along with Debora Cahn ("Grey's Anatomy", "The West Wing") and John C. Richards ("Sahara, Nurse Betty").

Dragon Ball FighterZ's new characters revealed soon
You can see him action in the 45-second trailer below, which reminds us that Dragon Ball FighterZ isn't due out until early 2018. The new characters will be showcased in Japanese publication V Jump , which specialises in manga and manga-related video games.

Now in production, the movie, written by Debora Cahn (Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing) and John C. Richards (Nurse Betty) and David McKenna (American History X, Blow), does not yet have a premiere date.

When it was announced that Pacino would be the leading role, many people wondered what he would like as Paterno.

Paterno died in early 2012 of complications from lung cancer. The film marks the second time Pacino has played a football coach, following his turn as the fictional gridiron genius Tony D'Amato in Oliver Stone's hard-hitting sports drama Any Given Sunday. Pacino also appeared in "Angels in America".

The film, which does not yet have a title is being directed by Barry Levinson. Pacino and Levinson worked together in "You Don't Know Jack" and "Phil Spector".


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