From Nikki Finke at Deadline:
EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners next week will be taking a package for a movie about fallen legend Penn State football Head Coach Joe Paterno, with Al Pacino attached to play the man called Papa Joe by most student at Happy Valley. The package will be build about the Joe Posnanski’s biography Paterno, which is now atop The New York Times Bestseller list in its second week. Pacino’s manager, Rick Nicita, will produce.
WE ARE. HOO-AH. This could be very interesting, or it could be very awful. Al Pacino hasn’t been in a good movie in about a decade, so, uh, we’ll see. At least he has experience playing football coaches. Rest assured, though, that no matter what the quality of the movie is, you’ll say to yourself afterward: “I didn’t know Paterno screamed so much.”