HBO releases image of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno for upcoming film

HBO releases image of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno for upcoming film

HBO releases image of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno for upcoming film

Films has released a first look photo of Al Pacino starring as football coach Joe Paterno in it's untitled Barry Levinson project.

Al Pacino is now working on his latest film, a biopic for HBO on the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

The photo shows Pacino wearing Penn State gear and glasses looking just like the late Paterno. Rounding out the cast are Heroes' Greg Grunberg (as son Scott Paterno), Friends From College's Annie Parisse (as daughter Mary Kay Paterno) and The Girlfriend Experience's Riley Keough.

See the video below for more on Al Pacino 's role as Joe Paterno.


There is now no release date set for the film.

Paterno died in January 2012, just months after he was sacked from his job following the revelation that he covered up Sandusky's sexual abuse crimes. Pacino starred in Levinson's "You Don't Know Jack", which followed the legal troubles of Jack Kevorkian. His record was tarnished after NCAA vacated 111 of the games he had won, all of which occurred between 1998-when he allegedly first had knowledge of Sandusky's conduct-and the end of his coaching career in 2011, when he was forced to resign.

HBO has given a sneak peek at what Al Pacino will look like as Joe Paterno in the upcoming movie about the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

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