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11 items from 2017


First Look: Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson’s HBO Film

16 July 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Introducing Al Pacino as Joe Paterno.

HBO has unveiled a first look photo of the actor in character as the football coach for the cabler’s upcoming project directed by Barry Levinson.

The as-yet-untitled film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

The film also stars Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the scandal, bringing it to the attention of the national media — and ultimately winning a Pulitzer Prize for her work. Annie Parisse will play Mary Kay Paterno, Joe Paterno’s daughter.

Levinson is directing and executive producing through his Levinson/Fontana banner, with Jason Sosnoff and Tom Fontana also executive producing. Edward Pressman and Linday Sloane also executive produce, along »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Annie Parisse To Co-Star In HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie About Penn State Scandal

10 July 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Vinyl alumna Annie Parisse is back at HBO with a key role opposite Al Pacino in HBO Films' untitled movie about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, directed and executive produced by Barry Levinson. Written by Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna, the film centers on legendary Joe Paterno (Pacino), who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and… »

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Kathy Baker & Greg Grunberg Join HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie About Penn State Scandal

28 June 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kathy Baker (The Ranch) and Heroes alum Greg Grunberg have been cast in lead roles opposite Al Pacino in HBO Films' untitled movie about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, directed and executive produced by Barry Levinson. Written by Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna, the film centers on legendary coach Joe Paterno (Pacino), who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse… »

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HBO Casting Background Actors for Al Pacino-Starring Feature

21 June 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Welcome back to our guide for what’s casting in New York City! As usual, we’ve scoured the landscape to bring you information on all the best projects in film, theater, and television, sourced with information from the most reliable sources. This is show business we’re talking about, though, and as quickly as a play can bring down its curtain, a project can end before it’s even begun; that said, here’s what you can currently look out for! You know a project is juicy when it doesn’t even have a name yet. HBO’s forthcoming feature, that will star Al Pacino as the embroiled Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, is casting background actors. Here’s everything we know. The team, helmed by Grant Wilfley Casting, seeks male and female actors ages 18–27 to portray college students. Talent can be either nonunion or SAG-aftra. The film is currently being billed as the “Untitled Levinson Project,” referring to Oscar winner Barry Levinson, who will both direct and executive produce. Shooting is slated for July–September in New York City. The script is a triple-hander courtesy of Debora CahnJohn C. Richards, and David McKenna. Apart from Pacino, no »

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Riley Keough Joins Al Pacino in HBO’s Joe Paterno Film

20 June 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fury Road” star Riley Keough is set to co-star opposite Al Pacino in HBO Films’ as yet untitled Joe Paterno project, from executive producer/director Barry Levinson.

Keough will play Sarah Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, bringing it to the attention of the national media — and ultimately winning a Pulitzer Prize for her work.

The story follows Paterno’s (Pacino) later years, who after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, gets embroiled in the scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.

Levinson will direct and executive produce through his Levinson/Fontana banner, with Jason Sosnoff and Tom Fontana also executive producing. Edward Pressman and Linday Sloane will also executive produce, along with Rick Nicita through his Rp Media Company. Debora Cahn, John C. Richards, and David McKenna will write. The »

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Riley Keough To Co-Star In HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie About Penn State Scandal

20 June 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Girlfriend Experience alumna Riley Keough has been tapped for a key role opposite Al Pacino in HBO Films’ untitled movie about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, directed and executive produced by Barry Levinson. Written by Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna, the film centers on legendary coach Joe Paterno (Pacino), who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal… »

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Riley Keough To Co-Star In HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie About Penn State Scandal

20 June 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Girlfriend Experience alumna Riley Keough has been tapped for a key role opposite Al Pacino in HBO Films’ untitled movie about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, directed and executive produced by Barry Levinson. Written by Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna, the film centers on legendary coach Joe Paterno (Pacino), who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal… »

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Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno in HBO original film

5 June 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Barry Levinson attached to direct and executive produce.

Al Pacino will star as  former Penn State American football coach c in a new HBO film set to be directed by Barry Levinson.

The currently untitled project is being produced in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Pacino will play Paterno, the most successful coach in college American football history who became embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna will write the script. Levinson will also serve as an executive producer alongside partners Jason Sosnoff and Tom Fontana

Ed Pressman, Rick Nicita, and Lindsay Sloane will also serve as executive producers.

The project marks Pacino’s fourth at HBO following You Don’t Know Jack, Phil Spector and the mini-series Angels In America.

Levinson directed and served as executive producer on You Don’t Know Jack and was an executive producer on Phil Spector. He collaborated »

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Al Pacino to Star as Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in New HBO Movie From Barry Levinson

5 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Al Pacino will star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a new HBO movie to be directed by Barry Levinson, Variety has learned.

The official logline for the film reads: “After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.”

Paterno, often referred to as JoePa, is widely regarded as the best college football coach of all time. However, his career came to a sudden halt in 2011 when assistant coach Sandusky’s crimes came to light, with a 2012 report concluding that Paterno and other Penn State officials were aware of Sandusky’s actions but chose to look the other way.

Levinson will direct and executive produce through his Levinson/Fontana banner, with Jason Sosnoff and Tom Fontana also executive producing. Edward Pressman »

- Joe Otterson

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Al Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in Jerry Sandusky Sex Scandal Movie at HBO

5 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Jerry Sandusky sex scandal that took down Penn State's illustrious college football program is getting the HBO movie treatment.

Al Pacino is set to star in the project, with Barry Levinson attached to direct and executive produce, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Pacino will play Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history who becomes embroiled in the sexual abuse scandal surrounding his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The scandal challenges his legacy and forces him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.

Debora Cahn (Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing), John C. Richards (Sahara, »

- Kate Stanhope

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Al Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in HBO Pic About Penn State Scandal

5 June 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Al Pacino is tackling the Penn State sex abuse scandal head-on.

The Oscar winner is set to play late college football legend Joe Paterno in a currently untitled HBO movie that chronicles the coach’s downfall in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

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The project — directed by Barry Levinson, who teamed with Pacino on the recent HBO pic Wizard of Lies — will delve into how the darkest chapter in Penn State history challenged Paterno’s legacy as the winningest coach in college football history, »

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