Al Pacino is reportedly in line to star as former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, whose story is being made into a movie for HBO, according to a report According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barry Levinson will be the executive producer and director for a movie about Penn State's legendary football coach who fell from grace when he became embroiled in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The film does not yet have a title, according to the trade publication. Pacino has been nominated for eight Academy Awards and won best actor in 1993 for "Scent of A Woman." He won an Emmy Award for "You Don't Know Jack" in 2010, also an HBO project.
Al Pacino set to star as Joe Paterno in HBO movie, per report
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