Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno – report

Paterno lost his battle with lung cancer on 22 January (12), aged 85, and he was remembered by celebrities and sport fans alike for his successful career as the Pennsylvania State University head coach for 46 years.

His legacy was tarnished last year (11) when he was fired for allegedly failing to take action against assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who has been charged with 45 counts of sexual abuse against young boys, and his life story story quickly became the subject of a best-selling novel, Paterno.

Now film bosses are planning to adapt the project for either a TV or big screen movie, with The Godfather icon playing the lead role and his manager, Rick Nicita, slated to produce, according to