'Paterno' Trailer: Al Pacino Confronts Reality In HBO Movie

Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is shown as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. HBO's

HBO released a full trailer of "Paterno" Friday, a film starring Al Pacino as Joe Paterno that's based around the late Penn State football coach's involvement in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Pacino, the man behind the character of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" and 'Scarface, ' will star in the film as Paterno in the final months of his life.

Pacino plays disgraced former Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno in the movie, which will premiere on April 7. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno's legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims.

Paterno was sacked in November of 2011, after a grand jury report was released showing multiple allegations of child abuse against former Penn State defensive coordinator Sandusky.

Paterno was sacked from the university in December 2011 as the fallout from the Sandusky scandal reached its peak.

The trailer offers a longer look at Academy Award victor Al Pacino as Paterno, in a pretty good replication of the legendary coach's look and vocal inflection.

The film also features Kathy Baker as Paterno's wife, Sue, Jim Johnson as Sandusky and Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the reporter for The Patriot-News who broke the Sandusky story.



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