Al Pacino Set To Play Joe Paterno In Movie Based Off Recent Scandal

Well we figured at some point a movie about Joe Paterno would come into existence.

Only question was when and who would play the part of the deceased Joe Pa.

Those questions may be close to being answered.

Deadspin via Deadline is reporting that Al Pacino reportedly been tabbed to play the role of Paterno.

ICM Partners next week will be taking a package for a movie about fallen legend Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno, with Al Pacino attached to play the man called Papa Joe by most student at Happy Valley. The package will be build around Joe Posnanski’s biography Paterno, which is now atop The New York Times Bestseller List in its second week. Pacino’s manager, Rick Nicita, will produce.

The last time Pacino played a football character, it was as a fictitious head football coach in the movie Any Given Sunday,