[Movies] Al Pacino To Play Joe Paterno In New Film
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.17.2013
Taking on a controversial man...
Zap2It reports that Al Pacino will star in a film called Happy Valley in which he will play former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. The film will be directed by Brian de Palma, who he he famously worked with on Scarface.
Paterno was loved as the head of Penn State until it was revealed that he was part of a cover up about Jerry Sandusky being a child molester. Not long after he was fired from Penn State, he died of cancer.
Happy Valley is based off of Joe Posnanski's book Paterno, a biography that covers Paterno's life and the scandal.