First Look At Pacino as “Paterno”

HBO has given us the first trailer for Al Pacino’s portrayal as disgraced (American) football coach Joe Paterno.

The story centres around Joe Paterno or JoePa who is known as one of the most successful college football coaches ever, but was also part of covering up a sordid child sex scandal within Penn State. When it was discovered that his assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky and that Paterno had covered up these facts.

A difficult subject matter, it doesn’t look like HBO will shy away from it. With a dramatic trailer which shows the drama of American football interlaced with the horror of the scandal and ends with the most haunting words spoken from Paterno’s son; “Dad, did you know about Jerry?”

It is rare that Al Pacino disappoints when he is given the right material to work with and we expect this to be no different. The film is expected to release in the Spring and you can watch the trailer below;

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