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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:18 PM

Al Pacino to portray Joe Paterno

LOS ANGELES -- Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach.

Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms Brian De Palma will direct "Happy Valley," the tentative title of the film, based on Joe Posnanski's best-seller "Paterno."

"'Happy Valley' reunites the 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's Way' team of De Palma and Pacino for the third time and I can't think of a better duo to tell this story of a complex, intensely righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic flaw," Pressman said in a statement. No start or release dates were given for the film.

While Pressman said the plot remains "under wraps," Posnanski's book followed Paterno's final years, as the winningest coach in college football history saw his career end in disgrace in 2011 with the sex abuse scandal involving assistant Jerry Sandusky.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8854348/actor-al-pacino-play-former-penn-state-coach-joe-paterno-upcoming-movie

Even if the movie is accurate and portray Joe for the scumbucket he was, I'll still wait for the video

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Reply Al Pacino to portray Joe Paterno (Original post)
joeybee12 Jan 2013 OP
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #1
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #2
charlie and algernon Jan 2013 #3
Kingofalldems Jan 2013 #5
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #6
Kingofalldems Jan 2013 #7
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #8
Kingofalldems Jan 2013 #9
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #10
bluedigger Jan 2013 #4

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:25 PM

1. Who will be portraying Sandusky??


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:34 PM

2. Brian Dennehy comes to mind...

But he's dead...series-ly...same build...

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:39 PM

3. how about Mel Brooks? seriously

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:53 PM

5. Bill Fagerbakke

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:59 PM

6. Dauber?? WTF???? Dauber was not a pedophile!!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:02 PM

7. Who's Dauber? I know him as Patrick Star

Also 6'6" and played college football.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:07 PM

8. Fagerbakke has appeared on television in roles such as assistant coach "Dauber" Dybinski on Coach.



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:56 PM

9. He would be perfect then.

Actually looks like him.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:01 PM

10. Dauber is the one in the middle.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:52 PM

4. Could have Oscar potential.

It's a tragic role.

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