Here's what Al Pacino will look like playing Joe Paterno

This is also the second time in Pacino's movie career that he will be playing a football coach. In 1999 Pacino starred in the Oliver Stone hit Any Given Sunday in which he played Tony D'Amato the gruff coach of a fictitious football team. Cameron Diaz

It appears that the film clearly won't concentrate on Paterno's coaching career, but more about the fallout resulting from the revelations of sexual abuse of young boys by Sandusky, his longtime defensive coordinator.

It has not yet been revealed who will play Sandusky in the HBO film. She eventually won a Pulitzer Prize for her work. The film was written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards and David McKenna, and is being produced in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Al Pacino is an absolute legend in Hollywood with a number of classic roles in his storied acting career, and now he plans on adding to it as he gets set to play one of the most recognized college football coaches in history.

Ganim (seen above in the center alongside Lauren Book on the left and US Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the right) was working for a local Pennsylvania newspaper at the time.

The abuse allegedly took place over a 15 year period from 1994 to 2009.

Paterno died two months after the scandal broke, following his termination by Penn State. That may apply to Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Graham Spanier, who were sentenced to prison in connection with the Sandusky scandal, as well. Check out the photo from the film, which is now in production, in the gallery below.

Pacino seems to have an affinity for playing the lead in HBO biopics.

Al Pacino portraying Joe Paterno in the upcoming HBO movie.

This is not the "Heat" actor's first time teaming up with HBO.

Pacino has starred in other HBO films like the Jack Kevorkian biopic, "You Don't Know Jack", and "Phil Spector".



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