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First look at Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in HBO film

18 July 2017, 12:48 | Cassandra Thompson

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Al Pacino as Coach Joe Paterno First Peek

In early June, it was reported that HBO had given the green-light to a new, as yet untitled film starring Pacino as Paterno, with Barry Levinson attached to direct.

The film will focus on Paterno dealing with the fallout from the child sex abuse case involving his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, HBO has said previously.

Two months after he was sacked, Paterno died at the age of 85 following complications from lung cancer in January 2012. He was 85 years old.

Al Pacino is now working on his latest film, a biopic for HBO on the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

The movie, which will be on HBO, is now in production.

The photo shows Pacino wearing Penn State gear and glasses looking just like the late Paterno.

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Pacino's HBO film was first announced in 2013.

See the video below for more on Al Pacino 's role as Joe Paterno.

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

Kathy Baker, who now recurs on Netflix's The Ranch, co-stars as wife Sue Paterno.

The movie will also star Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the young journalist who won a Pulitzer for breaking the Sandusky story while working for a local newspaper in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Paterno's family denies the allegations.

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