Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson's HBO Film

Al Pacino as Coach Joe Paterno First Peek

No word yet on when we can see the film, but no doubt it will be an intriguing look into the life of Paterno during his career crisis.

The upcoming film will center around the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Paterno died in January 2012, just months after he was sacked from his job following the revelation that he covered up Sandusky's sexual abuse crimes. He was 85 years old.

In a release Sunday, the network posted a photo of Pacino wearing Paterno's iconic shirt and tie, Penn State gear and big glasses while sporting his gray hair.




The first image of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in HBO's Barry Levinson-directed biopic has surfaced, and boy, is it unnerving.

The Paterno project is Pacino's fourth HBO project, after "Angels in America" (2003), "You Don't Know Jack" (2010) and "Phil Spector" (2013).

Three other former high-ranking Penn State administrators are also serving time for how they responded to a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy. Check out the photo from the film, which is now in production, in the gallery below.

In addition to the Pacino photo, HBO released a few more casting details. Annie Parisse is portraying his daughter, Mary Kay. The narrative may very well focus on Paterno and his family.

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