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Report: Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno in movie

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Just in case you haven't heard enough about Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky and Penn State over the past year, Hollywood is prepared to take you on a trip down memory lane with a movie.

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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