First Look at the Joe Paterno Film Starring Al Pacino

Tomas Mccoy
July 18, 2017

Are you planning to watch the upcoming HBO movie about the Sandusky scandal?

Executive produced by Barry Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane.

Sandusky, who was Paterno's assistant coach between 1969 and 1999, was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse during his reign at the school.

Riley Keough is playing former Harrisburg Patriot-News reporter Sara Ganim, who in 2011 was the first to report on a grand jury's investigation of Sandusky for allegations of child sexual abuse.

No word yet on when we can see the film, but no doubt it will be an intriguing look into the life of Paterno during his career crisis. The untitled movie was written by Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna.

This will not be the first time Pacino, 77, has worked with HBO and Levinson.

Paterno died in January 2012, just months after he was sacked from his job following the revelation that he covered up Sandusky's sexual abuse crimes. Pacino also appeared in "Angels in America". In previous HBO biopics, he's portrayed Jack Kevorkian and Phil Spector.

Considering how long it's taken to develop this Paterno film, it would be natural to question how long it might take to finally get a finished product to the screen.

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