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First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the... football? Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino could be appearing in movie theaters soon playing former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a movie about the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to Deadline New York. The movie will be based off Joe Posnanski's best-selling biography of the coach, Paterno, and reportedly will be shopped around to movie studios next week. While the project is still in its early stages, it's expected to get picked up pretty quickly, considering the high profile of the Sandusky scandal and Pacino's star...

Report: Al Pacino set to portray Joe Paterno

Oscar-winning actor, Joe Paterno has already portrayed a head coach in a fictional story about a professional football team. The role, Tony D’Amato, was legendary coach, well past his prime, trying to hold on for one more run with a brash young QB. Any Given Sunday, was directed by Oliver Stone, and while it was [...]

Al Pacino reportedly will play Joe Paterno in movie about Penn State scandal

A talent agency reportedly plans to shop a movie about the Penn State scandal, and they reportedly have Al Pacino signed up to play the role of Joe Paterno. Deadline reports that ICM Partners will be shopping the proposed movie next week. Pacino’s manager is set to produce it, and the movie will be based on author Joe Posnanski’s biography “Paterno,” about the Penn State...

Reports say Al Pacino will play the late Joe Paterno in a movie based on the Penn State Scandal

It was an inevitability that the sordid Penn State scandal would find it’s way to Hollywood, as reports have come out that a talent agency are shopping around the idea of a movie based on Joe Posnanski’s recent penned book Paterno,  the novel he wrote about the late Penn State coach.  And word has it that Hollywood heavyweight Al Pacino is in talks to play the lead role, which...

Joe Paterno: What Ever Happened to Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

In January 2012, the beloved Coach Joe Paterno passed away after fighting many illnesses for many years.  Now his legacy has been tainted after allegations that Coach Paterno helped or aided in the conspiracy and cover up of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. After a two year grand jury investigation, Coach Sandusky was charged and arrested on 52 counts of sexual abuse of a minor; investigators...

Al Pacino To Play Joe Paterno in Penn St. Scandal Film

It was inevitable. We knew over time someone would make a movie showcasing the Penn St. scandal that took the nation by storm this year. We knew it would come, but when? The time is now. reports that Al Pacino will play the role of Joe Paterno in the upcoming film. They write: EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners next week will be taking a package for a movie about fallen legend...

Did Al Pacino accept this Joe Paterno Movie Part just for the Sunglasses?

This Movie fact should not surprise you. Al Pacino rocks sunglasses all the ******* time in his movies. Joe Paterno brought sunglasses to college coaching just like his assistant coaches brought child molesting. Trend setting. Joe Paterno doesn't deserve to be played by Mr. Hooah. Get Beau Bridges. [Follow me @TravisHouser] PS - I've got Costner player Sandusky...

REPORT: Joe Paterno Movie Coming: Al Pacino to play JoePa

  The scandal that rocked Penn State, the state of PA and the nation, will soon hit a theater or TV near you. That’s correct, a movie about legendary college football coach, Joe Paterno, is reported to be in the works. Deadline New York is has just made an exclusive announcement that Hollywood legend, Al [...]

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...

Is a movie about Paterno in the works?

Over the last year, there were times where I thought that even if Hollywood wanted to make a movie about the downfall of the Penn State football program, there’s no way they could ever could. Following the story day-to-day, week-to-week and month-to-month, at times the truth seemed stranger than fiction, and it seemed impossible for any Hollywood movie crew to possibly capture...

NCAA Week 1: Big Increase For Penn State Opener; Clemson/Auburn Down

From the no-surprise department, the Penn State season opener attracted a large television audience Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s Ohio/Penn State college football game drew a 2.4 U.S. rating and 3.503 million viewers on ESPN, up 71% in ratings and 74% in viewership from Akron/Ohio State last year (1.4, 2.011M). The game was the first for Penn State since an offseason that included...
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