Al Pacino is going to play the famous American football coach Joe Paterno in the film HBO TV channel dedicated to the so-called scandal of Jerry Sandusky.
Joseph Vincent Paterno’s 45 years was the head coach of American football team the Penn State Nittany Lions one of the colleges of the University of Pennsylvania. The team was very successful, and under his leadership, has won numerous awards. In 2011, Paterno, or as it was called Joe PA, was in the midst of a sex scandal involving his underling Jerry Sandusky – the coach training defenders. The last many years molested boys from the ward team. The investigation revealed numerous cases of sexual abuse of children (40 episodes in 15 years), and also revealed that Paterno not only knew about it but covered for Sandusky – announced to the police about his crimes. The head coach was forced to resign from his post: the College prematurely terminate a contract with him. However, the authorities of the institution also appeared in the center of the investigation, as not only was Paterno aware of what is happening. Team Penn State was as a result of the scandal is devoid of all the awards from 1988 to 2011. Joe Paterno died from lung cancer in 2012, after a couple of months after his dismissal.
In the role of Director and producer of this drama on TV is going to be Barry Levinson (“rain Man”, “Wag”), has just shot for HBO TV movie about the Ponzi scheme of Bernie Madoff, “Liar, the great and terrible”. Script writing by Deborah Kahn (“Anatomy of love”, “the West wing”), John C. Richards (“Sugar”, “Sister Betty”) and David McKenna (“American history X”, “Cocaine”). Date of start of production and premiere is not yet announced. The names of the picture yet either.