WATCH: Paterno Movie Trailer Released By HBO

The highly-anticipated “Paterno” movie by HBO dropped its first official trailer this week.

“Paterno” will focus around the events that led to the downfall of disgraced Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno amid the Jerry Sandusky scandal which nearly landed the death penalty for the program.

“The film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims,” HBO said in a statement at the time of the announcement, via Deadline.com.

The film is set to release this year in the spring, though no official release date has been set.

You can check out the full trailer below:

After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno’s legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure. Academy Award® and Emmy® Award winner Al Pacino returns to HBO in the title role, as Penn State’s Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.