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Al Pacino

I Wanna Be Joe Paterno

9/8/2012 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will forever be immortalized in a new movie ... and by a really good actor ... because the man who will bring his story to life, is reportedly Al Pacino.

The Academy-Award-winning actor attached himself to the new film -- based on the New York Times Bestselling book "Paterno," according to reports.

The film is still in the early stages of development ... but according to the report the film will be shopped around town early next week.

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Phishie from Philly    

Perfect match! He will do an awesome job. Whhhhoooaaaaaahhhhhhhh!
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PHISHIE FROM PHILLY

688 days ago
2.

Billy    

You want to be a guy who protected a child molester and did nothing while the d-bag, who will thankfully rot in hell with Joe PA, stuck his wrinkled grandpa doink up some 8 year old kids poop chute? This guy is one stupid motherf$*@er.

688 days ago
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Everyones~A~Star    

Its too soon. The poor victims. They are still children and he will be glorified in a movie? This is so sad.

688 days ago
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Everyones~A~Star    

And I love Al Pacino :(

688 days ago
5.

peachpie    

I don't know when , or if i will be comfortable watching a story about this mess and i think this would be the first al pachino film i will intentionally avoid.

688 days ago
6.

carol    

Al could make dirt look good but I wish he wouldn't do this part. Stick to movies like Searching for Richard or Dog Day Afternoon. Why would you want to take a part where someone covered up child abuse.

688 days ago
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ragu4u    

Pacino would be better playing the part of Sandusky. That way, when he does the shower scenes with the little boys he can say..."Say hello to my lil fran....my VERY lil fran."

688 days ago
8.

MsSumlin    

Pacino has my vote!

688 days ago
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lbs    

NO NO Al the" BlackList"will be resurrected. JoePaw's legacy isn't a great movie, NOW or EHHHVER!!!!

688 days ago
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lbs    

Think of the hurt kids....don't do it.

688 days ago
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BC    

the way they make movies today, im sure it's going to be pretty graphic. The pedophiles out there are going to have a field day watching this! They will be able to jerk off to it. But, i hope it wont be made to graphic but it probably will.

688 days ago
12.

scoopie    

Al Pacino can do whatever he wants!

688 days ago
13.

victory    

Don't do it, Al. I've always had an enormous crush on you, yes, we're both aging, but you'll have to be made to look like Joepa. Do something else, w/ De Niro.

688 days ago
14.

ColoradoRob    

All Pacino has to do to prepare for this role is go talk to any catholic bishop as how to turn a blind eye to what's happening right under your nose and then deny any knowledge of it.

688 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

why are they makeing a movie of this creature and why whould a super star like Al wanna be pictured as a child molester....people who go to see this need to be gassed

688 days ago
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