It seems director Brian De Palma and actor Al Pacino can only work together during years with a ‘3’ at the end, as we got Scarface in 1983, Carlito’s Way in 1993 and now in 2013 they’re getting back together for Happy Valley, a biopic based on the life of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
Al Pacino has been attached since last September to star in the project, which is based on Joe Posnanski’s biography, Paterno. The book delves into the coach’s life before becoming PSU’s head football coach back in 1966, as well as the influence he had over the school and his eventual downfall after a scandal that rocked the entire college football community.
Jerry Sandusky, Penn State’s defensive coordinator, was revealed as a paedophile who had sexually assaulted young boys for decades. Paterno was fired after 46 years at the school for his role in trying to cover up and ignore the scandal. He died last January at the age of 85.
It isn’t known when shooting may begin at this time. (Source: Deadline)