HBO Unveils First Look of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno

18 July, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • Joe Paterno and Al Pacino

Pacino is playing Paterno in an upcoming HBO movie about the Penn State scandal centered around PSU assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, who habitually raped children at the Penn State athletic facilities.

The world is getting its first look at Al Pacino as disgraced former football coach Joe Paterno.

On Sunday, HBO sent out a photo that shows a remarkable resemblance between the actor and coach.

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In an official statement about the biopic, HBO says the project is meant to focus on Paterno's questionable character, "challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims".

We now know what Al Pacino looks like as Joe Paterno.

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

Riley Keough stars as Sara Ganim, the journalist who broke the story on the Sandusky scandal and Annie Parisse as Mary Kay Paterno, Joe Paterno's daughter.

There is now no release date set for the film. He died in 2012 at the age of 85 following complications from lung cancer.

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Paterno coached the Nittany Lions to 409 victories from 1966 to 2011 - 111 of which were vacated because of the scandal.

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