A first look photo of Al Pacino starring as football coach Joe Paterno in an untitled Barry Levinson project, has been released by HBO.
Pacino will play Joe Paterno. Paterno was the winningest coach in college football history who became tangled in a sexual abuse scandal involving his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The scandal has challenged his legacy. In the film it forces him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.