Al Pacino Stars as Joe Paterno In HBO’s Newest Film
Available For Digital Download May 7
HBO Films’ Paterno dives into the legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and the aftermath of his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal. Watch Al Pacino appear “so convincing” (Wall Street Journal) when Paterno is available for Digital Download May 7th.
Starring Academy Award® and Emmy Award® winner Al Pacino as Joe Paterno who undergoes various challenges by the Sandusky scandal discrediting his entire football legacy and forces him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of multiple victims.
Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson, Paterno marks his third HBO collaboration with Pacino that includes You Don’t Know Jack and Phil Spector. Unfolding over a two-week period, “Mr.Levinson lays this out with considerable skill and energy” (New York Times) allowing one to create their own judgment on what happened.
Cast members include Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience), Annie Parisse (Friends From College), Kathy Baker (The Age Of Adaline) Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Larry Mitchell (Brawl in Cell Block 99).
Paterno is executive produced by Barry Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita, Lindsay Sloane and Amy Herman.