HBO has been working on a Joe Paterno movie that is set to premiere on April 7.
The film, appropriately titled Paterno, features Al Pacino as the disgraced Penn State football coach.
Paterno will focus on the head coach’s fall from glory in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
“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, via Deadline.com.
Paterno was fired from the university in December 2011 as the fallout from the Sandusky scandal reached its peak. It was detailed in an investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh that Paterno knowlingly hid information regarding Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys.
Two months after his firing, Paterno passed away from lung cancer.
Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, indecent assault, criminal intent to commit indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors and endangering welfare of children. His earliest possible release is Oct. 9, 2042.
You can watch the full trailer below: