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TV's Best and Most Killer True Crime Transformations

20 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

These actors and actresses know how to kill it! And by it we mean they know how to totally transform themselves for their true crime TV roles. From Sarah Paulson's wigged out portrayal of Marcia Clarke to Al Pacino's hair-raising take on Phil Spector and Gethin Anthony's unruly role as Charles Manson, plenty of stars have totally changed their look to get into character when portraying a real-life person. America experienced a first taste of the true crime genre in 1966 when Truman Capote weaved the mostly true tale of Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith, who brutally murdered four members of the Clutter family in 1959, in his novel In Cold Blood. In 1974, former Los Angeles »

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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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Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno for director Barry Levinson and HBO

8 June 2017 4:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Al Pacino is set to play former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an as-yet-untitled film for HBO and director Barry Levinson, which will explore the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

The 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.”

Sandusky was an assistant coach working under Paterno, who in 2011 was arrested and charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse between 1994 and 2009. After his conviction, it came to light that Paterno had been aware of Sandusky’s actions and chose to look the other way.

Pacino and Levinson have previously worked together on the 2014 film The Humbling as well as the Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don’t Know Jack from HBO. »

- Gary Collinson

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Al Pacino to Play Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in HBO Biopic

5 June 2017 5:18 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Al Pacino will portray Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO biopic.

The film, directed by Barry Levinson, focuses on the sexual assault scandal that rocked the university and tarnished Paterno's legacy.

According to Variety, the film's synopsis states, "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."

Pacino has been attached to a Paterno film since »

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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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Helen Mirren to Receive Career Honor at Monte Carlo TV Fest

9 May 2017 4:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner Helen Mirren will add the Crystal Nymph to her pending Egot shelf when she takes home the career honor from the Monte Carlo Television festival next month.

Monaco’s reigning royal, Prince Albert II, will present the British dame with the award during a June 20 ceremony.

The career honor will recognize Mirren’s body of work from her star-making Prime Suspect role through her multiple award-winning turn in Elizabeth I and her SAG award-winning role on HBO’s Phil Spector miniseries, opposite Al Pacino.

“Since its inception, the Monte Carlo Television Festival has been a strong advocate and »

- Rhonda Richford

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Helen Mirren To Receive Monte-Carlo’s Crystal Nymph; Edinburgh Film Fest Sets Opener – Global Briefs

9 May 2017 7:38 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Helen Mirren will receive the Crystal Nymph at the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival next month. The honor goes to a major international television actor or actress in recognition of their body of work. Mirren’s TV work includes early series on the BBC as well as Prime Suspect throughout the 90s and beyond, winning an Emmy for the final season. Her most recent TV role was in David Mamet's Phil Spector for HBO Films, snagging a… »

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Helen Mirren To Receive Monte-Carlo’s Crystal Nymph; Edinburgh Film Fest Sets Opener – Global Briefs

9 May 2017 7:38 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Helen Mirren will receive the Crystal Nymph at the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival next month. The honor goes to a major international television actor or actress in recognition of their body of work. Mirren’s TV work includes early series on the BBC as well as Prime Suspect throughout the 90s and beyond, winning an Emmy for the final season. Her most recent TV role was in David Mamet's Phil Spector for HBO Films, snagging a… »

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