He becomes involved in his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse scandal, which leads to his credibility and legacy being questioned and criticized.
Not much else is known about the Paterno film at this point, other than Riley Keough will play Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who broke the Penn State scandal, and that Annie Parisse has also been cast to star as Paterno's daughter, Mary Kay. Prosecutors chose not the seek criminal charges and it remains unclear what Paterno knew.
There is no release date for the movie. Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child molestation in June 2012.
In 2010, Pacino starred as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the HBO- and Levinson-directed film You Don't Know Jack.
The script for the HBO and Sony Pictures Television collaboration will be penned by Debora Cahn (Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing), John C. Richards (Sahara, Nurse Betty) and David McKenna (SWAT, American History X).
See the video below for more on Al Pacino 's role as Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno died in 2012 at age 85 after a battle with lung cancer, just two months after he was sacked from his decades-long coaching job.
Meanwhile, Levinson will serve as both director and executive producer of the upcoming project.
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