HAPPY VALLEY Trailer Explores the Story Behind the Penn State Scandal

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I followed the Penn State scandal pretty closely, but no news report can match the intensity of this new trailer for Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary, Happy Valley.  The film debuted at Sundance and chronicles what happened when Joe Paterno’s assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, devastating Penn State’s legendary football program.

Happy Valley will begin its run at the Village East Cinema in New York City on November 19th after which it’ll make its way to Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Columbus respectively.  Hit the jump to catch the new Happy Valley trailer.

Sundance 2014 Premieres Lineup Announced; Includes THE RAID 2, LAGGIES, A MOST WANTED MAN, and Roger Ebert Doc LIFE ITSELF

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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has already announced its lineup for competition films and the At Midnight and NEXT categories, and today they’ve unveiled the multitude of world premieres that will take place in Park City next month.  These films include the action sequel The Raid 2, director Lynne Shelton’s new film Laggies, director Anton Corbijn’s John le Carre adaptation A Most Wanted Man, the David Wain comedy They Came Together, writer/director Jake Paltrow’s sci-fi pic Young Ones, the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself, and many more.  Hit the jump to check out the full lineup.

Brian De Palma to Direct Al Pacino in Joe Paterno Biopic HAPPY VALLEY

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The Scarface duo of Brian De Palma and Al Pacino are united once again to tell the story of the late former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno in the upcoming biopic Happy Valley (tentative title).  Paterno’s decorated legacy at the school was overshadowed by the revelation of his knowledge of defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky’s molestation of children, which will likely be one of the main focuses of the film.

The rise and fall of Paterno is chronicled in the bestselling book that bears his name – Paterno, by Joe Posnanski, which has been optioned by Wall Street producer Edward R. Pressman.  Dave McKenna (American History X) is said to be on board to write the script.  Hit the jump for more on the project.

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