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Each week, Thn takes a look back at one of the Walt Disney Animated Classics. The ones that the Walt Disney Company showed in cinemas, the ones they’re most proud of, the ones that still cost a bloody fortune no matter how old they are. The really good ones get through more re-editions than a Spielberg movie, and that’s saying something.
This week it’s Fun And Fancy Free
1947/ 73 Minutes
After the grab-bag nature of Make Mine Music, Fun And Fancy Free feels a much tighter return to form for the Disney studios. Both shorts, Bongo and Mickey and the Beanstalk were started on almost a decade earlier.
- Rob Burch
Los Angeles -- Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach.
"'Happy Valley' reunites the `Scarface' and `Carlito's Way' team of De Palma and Pacino for the third time and I can't think of a better duo to tell this story of a complex, intensely righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic flaw," Pressman said in a statement. No start or release dates were given for the film.
While Pressman said the plot remains "under wraps," Posnanski's book followed Paterno's final years, as the winningest coach in college football history saw his career end in disgrace in 2011 with the sex abuse scandal involving assistant Jerry Sandusky. »
We first heard that Al Pacino would be playing the late Joe Paterno in an upcoming biopic last fall, when Joe Posnanski, the author of the New York Times best-selling biography Paterno, was shopping around a package deal that included the book and Pacino attached for the lead role. Now we are learning that Posnanski found a buyer during these last few months, and it appears the project is beginning to take off.
According to Deadline, Wall Street producer Edward R. Pressman has optioned the book and is backing the project, which will see director Brian De Palma and Pacino join forces for the third time in their careers. The pair last worked together in 1993 on Carlito’s Way, but more famously united for De Plama’s crime tale Scarface (which is getting a remake).
- Daniel Johnson
Joe Paterno might be gone, but he's certainly not forgotten. Brian de Palma is directing a movie called "Happy Valley" about the former Penn State head football coach, and he's brought Al Pacino on board to play the central character.
De Palma and Pacino are best known for working together on "Scarface," and are an exciting pair to tackle such a touchy story. Paterno had been beloved as the head of the Penn State football team until it was revealed that he was complicit in a cover up about former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky being a pedofile. Not long after he was fired from his position at Penn State, Paterno died of cancer and, to some, of a broken heart.
"Happy Valley" is based off Joe Posnanski's book "Paterno," which is a biography that covers both the scandal and Paterno's life before it. It will be interesting to see if »
Al Pacino and Brian De Palma are definitely no strangers to each other, working together on films such as Carlito’S Way and a little film called Scarface, and they look set to join forces again, this time for Happy Valley.
Happy Valley will tell the story about the Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who was dismissed as coach back in 2011 for his role in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. The screenplay will be based on the book Paterno by sports journalist Joe Posnanski.
Producer Edward R. Pressman spoke out about the project:
“Happy Valley reunites the Scarface and Carlito’S Way team of De Palma and Pacino for the third time, and I can’t think of a better duo to tell this story of a complex, intensely righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic flaw.”
The producers are currently in talks with screenwriter David McKenna, »
- Lucy Cave
Director Brian De Palma and acting legend Al Pacino have made two movies together: The classic gangster drama "Scarface" and the nearly-as-classic gangster drama "Carlito's Way." So the fact that they are about to get together for a third film is kind of big news. So which icon of American crime are they going to profile this time? Al Capone? Bugsy Malone? John Gotti?
Well, how about legendary college football coach Joe Paterno?
Paterno, of course, is one of the most famous (or infamous) figures in the history of college athletics, having led Penn State to a record number of wins of his career, which spanned decades. He also promoted what was called "the Penn State Way," which emphasized scholarship and morality over football. And that, of course, made it even more ironic and troubling when he was implicated in a cover up of the notorious sexual abuse »
- Scott Harris
1.) We've already seen how much Ashton Kutcher looks like Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic jOBS, which will close the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. Now, USA Today gives us our first look at Josh Gad as Jobs' Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. I wouldn't quite say the resemblance is uncanny, but a successful biopic has never been purely dependent on casting lookalikes. Open Road Films has already picked up the film for an April release. 2.) After watching recent '80s remakes like Fright Night, Conan the Barbarian and Red Dawn set the box-office on fire (no, not really), Warner Bros. has decided now is the time to reboot Gremlins. The studio would have to work out a deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment first, and negotiations have fallen through several times over the years, but a source seems to think there's a decent chance we could see Gizmo and »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in an upcoming biopic of the famed Penn State football coach to be directed by Brian De Palma, Deadline reports. Paterno's career ended in scandal when it was revealed he and others were aware of allegations of molestation against assistant Jerry Sandusky, but ignored them.
Tentatively titled Happy Valley, the movie could be based on the bestselling biography Paterno by Joe Posnanski, which producer Edward R. Pressman optioned. American History X and Blow scribe Dave McKenna is reportedly making a deal to write the script. »
Duo set to work in tandem for a third time after De Palma reportedly signs up for film about late American football coach
Brian De Palma and Al Pacino are to reunite for a biopic about Pennsylvania State University's controversial former American football coach, Joe Paterno, who was forced to retire after a sexual abuse scandal took place on his watch.
Pacino was first reported to be in talks to play Paterno in September last year. Now Deadline reports that De Palma has agreed to take on directing duties for the drama, which is titled Happy Valley. The pair last worked together on the gangster tale Carlito's Way in 1993, and before that on 1983's iconic mob drama Scarface.
Paterno, who was not involved in any criminal activity, left his job in 2011, after 45 years, when his former defensive co-ordinator Jerry Sandusky was accused – and later convicted – of 45 counts of sexually abusing »
- Ben Child
Al Pacino will reunite with Brian de Palma for a new biopic. The Scarface duo are joining forces to tell the story of late American football coach Joe Paterno, Deadline reports. The tentatively-titled Happy Valley is set to be adapted by Dave McKenna (American History X) from a biography by Joe Posnanski, who spent the last two years of Paterno's life researching the coach and (more) »
- By Emma Dibdin
Al Pacino and director Brian De Palma, who worked together on "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way," are re-teaming for "Happy Valley," a new movie about the controversial Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The film will be based on Joe Posnanski's biography "Paterno," which is a NY Times best-seller. Pacino will play the winningest coach in college football history. But when it came out that his former defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky is a pedophile and Paterno didn't properly report the scandal, the coach was fired. He died shortly after of cancer. Ncaa reacted by removing Paterno's wins going back to the cover-up. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse against young boys and will spend the rest of his life in prison. Producers are currently in talks with David McKenna (American History X, Blow) to write the script. »
Al Pacino and director Brian De Palma will reunite for Happy Valley, a film focusing on Penn State's football coach Joe Paterno, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The duo worked together on the legendary 1983 crime drama Scarface, and Carlito's Way ten years later in 1993. Edward R. Pressman announced on Wednesday that he's optioned the pic based on the best seller by Joe Posnanski. Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno who was also referred to as "JoePa," coached the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 until 2011 when he was fired by the university after a child sex abuse scandal which involved his former assistant coach Joe Sandusky. FBI director Louis Freeh conducted an investigation which, in July last year, found that PAterno concealed facts relating to Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys. »
The closest you’re gonna get to a true-and-blue Scarface reunion is with the upcoming film project Happy Valley, a biopic based on the life of Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. The film will be directed by Brian De Palma and will star Al Pacino as the venerated-turned-scorned college football legend.
De Palma and Pacino teamed up previously for Scarface and Carlito’s Way.
Paterno’s story is a disheartening one, and I don’t think it’s necessary to divulge all the details of what Paterno and his staff were accused of intentionally hiding from the proper authorities. If we ever needed proof of the validity of the justice system, just remember that Sandusky is slowly rotting away in a jail cell for the rest of his pathetic life.
Amidst the scandal at Penn State, Paterno was fired from his head coach position and not long after succumbed to cancer. »
- Matt Granados
The iconic and beloved coach spent his life building a successful and cherished football program, and he was considered the most successful coach in college football history.
His reputation collapsed when it came to light that he and others in the football program were aware that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was a prolific pedophile.
They did little to stop his actions in fear of bad publicity over the program, allowing Sandusky to continue molesting boys for years. When he was caught, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse.
Paterno was fired, his program crushed, a fabled statue of him was torn down, and he was stripped of his wins going back to the coverup.
Dave McKenna (American History X and Blow) is closing »
- Garth Franklin
Al Pacino and Brian De Palma, who worked together on 1993’s Carlito’s Way and 1983’s now-classic Scarface, are joining forces once again for Happy Valley, a feature about the controversial Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Producer Edward R. Pressman announced Wednesday that he has optioned the film rights to Paterno, the best-seller by sports journalist Joe Posnanski. Rick Nicita, who is managing a select group of clients through his company RPMedia, also will produce the project, with Anthony Scaramucci serving as exec producer. Photos: Touchdown! Hollywood's Best Football Movies The producers are in preliminary discussions with screenwriter David McKenna
- Gregg Kilday
• Al Pacino is reteaming with his Scarface director Brian De Palma for a biopic of the legendary rise and ignoble fall of Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno. The script will be based on the book Paterno by Joe Posnanski, but with the working title of Happy Valley. Dave McKenna (American History X, Blow) is in talks to pen the screenplay. [Deadline]
• Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, and Matthew Lillard have all signed up to star in Match, an adaptation of the 2004 Tony-nominated play about a veteran dance instructor (Stewart) whose past comes back to haunt him when a couple (Gugino »
- Adam B. Vary
Brian De Palma is getting back together with his Scarface and Carlito's Way star Al Pacino for a biopic of Penn State's Joe Paterno. Pacino finds himself in a unique position to play Paterno, after doing the football coach thing in Any Given Sunday and portraying real-life controversial figures in HBO dramas about Jack Kevorkian and Phil Spector. Deadline reports the working title is Happy Valley and the specific Paterno focus is under wraps for now. »
- Zach Dionne
What is Casting Couch? Today’s it’s just a little casting news column trying to get by at the hands of a Sundance-bound Kate Erbland. Nathan, we need you! We’ve been due for a truly gritty, really in-depth on fallen from grace Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno for months now, but it turns out, we’re now set to get an even better project than we could possibly have dreamed of, because director Brian De Palma and star Al Pacino have now teamed up to bring the true life story to the screen. Deadline Hollywood reports that the two are set for Happy Valley (apparently a working title, thank goodness), which will come from Joe Posnanski‘s book “Paterno,” with Dave McKenna (American History X, Blow) currently in negotiations to script. Pacino was first attached to the project last year. The project reunites Pacino and De Palma, as »
- Kate Erbland
Though Al Pacino has been attached to play controversial Us college football coach Joe Paterno for a while now, the deals and details of the film to surround him have only just started to come together. But the big news is that the movie – currently working titled Happy Valley – will see Pacino reunite with his Scarface/Carlito’s Way director Brian De Palma.Edward R Pressman is the producer making it all work and hiring American History X writer Dave McKenna to craft a script from Paterno, the book by Joe Posnanski about the legendary sports figure who became embroiled in the Penn State child molestation case that rocked America in 2011 and last year.Paterno had been the head coach for the university for decades when the abuse scandal surrounding former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky broke. Revelations emerged that Paterno and others in the football program were aware of Sandusky’s actions, »
Update: As first reported months ago, Al Pacino was trying to put together a movie about the life of Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno. At the time it was just a hypothetical project without a script or a director, but now Deadline tells us it's gotten considerably more real: Brian De Palma will direct the film, temporarily titled Happy Valley. Of course, the Scarface reunion of Pacino and De Palma is already intriguing enough, but Deadline also reports that American History X scribe Dave McKenna is in talks to write the script, based on Joe Posnanski's biography of the late icon. Combine all those ingredients together and this is starting to sound like it could be a damned fine film about a man's fall from grace. Previously: It had to happen at...
- Peter Hall
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