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Pacino is attached to a movie package based around Joe Posnanski’s recent biography, entitled Paterno. The film, if sold, would revolve around Paterno’s life, but would notably focus on the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
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A movie reportedly could be made about the Penn State scandal, and Al Pacino would be playing Joe Paterno in the film.
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...
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...
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.
Deadline.com 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...
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 [...]
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...