Photo released of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

18 July, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Julio Duncan
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Al Pacino is now working on his latest film, a biopic for HBO on the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

On Sunday, HBO sent out a photo that shows a remarkable resemblance between the actor and coach.

Before the scandal, Paterno was regarded as one of the most legendary coaches in college football history as he led Penn State to two national championships during his 45-year career.

Levinson and Pacino previously collaborated on HBO's 2010 Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don't Know Jack and 2014's The Humbling.

There is not much known about the film other than it will be directed by Barry Levinson and covers the sad sex abuse scandal at Penn State that led to Paterno's eventual downfall.


Riley Keough stars as Sara Ganim, the journalist who broke the story on the Sandusky scandal and Annie Parisse as Mary Kay Paterno, Joe Paterno's daughter.

Paterno died in early 2012 of complications from lung cancer just two months after he was sacked from his longtime coaching job.

The movie, which will be on HBO, is now in production.

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

It's no different with the late Nittany Lions coach.

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