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.

Al Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in PATERNO Biopic, Including the Penn State Sex Scandal

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In a move that should surprise no one, a biopic is in the works for the highly-decorated (and denigrated) Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno.  What may come as a shock is that Al Pacino is attached to portray him.  Currently, it isn’t clear which way the film, which is structured around the Joe Posnanski book, Paternois going to be marketed: as a true-to-life biopic of Paterno or as a true-crime focus on the Penn State sex scandal.  Hit the jump for much more.

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