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.