HBO has released more information for an upcoming film on the Penn State sexual abuse scandal.
The film will star Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the late Hall of Famer who led the Nittany Lions for more than four decades. In 46-plus seasons, he won 409 games and two national championships but passed away in January 2012, just two months after his role in the scandal started by former longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky.
"After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims," reads the film's description.
Barry Levinson, best known for directing The Natural, Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Main, will lead the project. He and Pacino recently collaborated on The Wizard of Lies, another HBO film that chronicles the life of Bernie Madoff.
A release date, name and further casting information has not yet been announced.