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Pacino to play Paterno in upcoming movie

By Christy Lemire

AP Movie Writer

LAST UPDATED: 09:02 p.m. HST, Jan 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES >> Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach.

Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms Brian De Palma will direct "Happy Valley," the tentative title of the film, based on Joe Posnanski's best-seller "Paterno."

"'Happy Valley' reunites the 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's Way' team of De Palma and Pacino for the third time and I can't think of a better duo to tell this story of a complex, intensely righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic flaw," Pressman said in a statement. No start or release dates were given for the film.

While Pressman said the plot remains "under wraps," Posnanski's book followed Paterno's final years, as the winningest coach in college football history saw his career end in disgrace in 2011 with the sex abuse scandal involving assistant Jerry Sandusky.

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juscasting wrote:
"Say hello to may little friend!"...
on January 17,2013 | 02:22PM
EwaWarrior wrote:
"Just when I thought I was out, they keep pulling me back in".....
on January 17,2013 | 02:56PM
st1d wrote:
with kevin clash portraying "tickle me" sandusky.
on January 17,2013 | 02:24PM
gth wrote:
Why is this breaking news?
on January 17,2013 | 03:17PM
64hoo wrote:
making a movie about joe paterno discusting leave the innocent man alone. let him rest in peace.
on January 19,2013 | 12:41AM
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