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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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31.

sidithers    

Geez
What happened to Pacino and DeNiro
Once great actors are pertty much a joke now

718 days ago
32.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Al could play anyone, 'cause he's got a...GREAT AASSS!!!!

718 days ago
33.

esq777    

I guess Pacino is ready for this role. He already played Satan in The Devil's Advocate.

718 days ago
34.

some guy    

I actually heard it was either this or 'Jack and Jill II: Razzilicious.'

718 days ago
35.

LuisMiFan    

He must be getting senile. I have ALWAYS loved Al and his movies, but he is going south. Always looks dirty and unkempt. What's up with that Al??? I loved him best as Mike Corleone in the first two movies.

718 days ago
36.

InsaneClownPosseChaos    

Only Peds would go to see this Porn Story. Lose this Fetish Al.

718 days ago
37.

Lara    

Sandusky is getting ready to appeal last I read and now Hollywood wants to make a star out of this deranged, sick, vile, and repugnant child molester? Does Hollywood know no moral lines? I will not spend one penny watching that filth. Kids lives were changed with this abuse and all Hollywood cares about is making this a movie while it's still hot. Makes me want to puke!

718 days ago
38.

Golf nut    

Look, I love Pacino, but how the heck would they not pick Joe Pesci for this? The guy's a dead ringer for Paterno.

718 days ago
39.

verlinda    

I LOVE AL PACINO!!!!! Enough said

718 days ago
40.

adele ann    

yihehehehe.. i ♥ al pacino.

717 days ago
41.

Ih8Taxes    

Rot in hell Joe Pa.

716 days ago
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