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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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