Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino has many memorable performances in his resume. He’ll now add Joe Paterno to his resume.
Pacino selected to play legendary Penn State University head coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming movie based on the New York Times best-selling biography done by sports writer Joe Posnanski called, “Paterno”. According to the report:
“ICM Partners next week will be taking a package for a movie about former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, with Al Pacino attached to play the man called JoePa by most students at Happy Valley. Pacino’s manager, Rick Nicita, will produce.”
The plot will cover Paterno’s rise and controversial fall from grace during which he was accused of covering up sex abuse by defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
The budget for the movie hasn’t been set, but I’m sure regardless of the protests and concerns, many will flock to see it.
Al Pacino is more than a great actor and will surely provide the depth of character needed to accurately portray Joe Paterno. While I am all about good film, I hope that the proceeds from the movie go to the victims of those heinous crimes.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,