Report: Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno in movie
A movie based on Joe Posnanski's book about Joe Paterno is in the works, and The Godfather is in line to play The Godfather of Happy Valley.
Just in case you haven't heard enough about Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky and
According to Deadline.com, not only is a movie about Paterno in the works, but Michael Corleone himself, Al Pacino, is slated to play the role of Paterno.
ICM Partners next week will be taking a package for a movie about former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, with Al Pacino attached to play the man called JoePa by most students at Happy Valley. The package will be built around Joe Posnanski’s biography Paterno, which is now atop The New York Times Bestseller List in its second week. Pacino’s manager, Rick Nicita, will produce.
I can't wait for the protests!
There's no word on whether this flick will hit the big screen or be made for television. Wherever it ends up, you can be sure that I'm not going to see it. Not for any political or personal reasons, but just because I've learned more during the past year about Sandusky and life at Penn State than I ever wanted to.
Besides, Al Pacino has already peaked as a football coach (NSFW language).
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