Joe Paterno lies in his final resting place while his former school is only in the beginning stages of recovering from the biggest university scandal in recent memory. And yet, the full extent of Paterno's story is only just beginning to be told. Joe Posnanski's Paterno bio has become a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Now, that book is being considered as the basis for a movie based on the life of Joe Paterno. And the man being considered to play Paterno on the silver screen is one of Hollywood's biggest legends - Al Pacino.
Although many major pieces like a script, a director, and a movie deal still need to fall into place, Deadline reports Pacino is scheduled to play Paterno in the planned film. Pacino has portrayed classic movie characters like Michael Corleone and Tony Montana and even has experience as a grizzled football coach in Any Given Sunday. More details from the Deadline report:no comments