PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — HBO released the first teaser trailer for their 2018 movie “Paterno” on Friday afternoon.READ MORE: Hopewell High School Announces Plans To Hold New-Look Prom
The short trailer shows shots of Academy and Emmy award winner Al Pacino as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and features a voiceover of someone asking, “Dad, did you know about Jerry?”READ MORE: AAA: Average Price Of Gas In Western Pennsylvania Hits $3 Mark
HBO’s official description of the movie reads: “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.”
Paterno was fired after coaching at Penn State for 46 seasons following Sandusky’s 2011 arrest for sexual abuse of children.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In West Virginia: Businesses Open To 100%, Masks Still Mandatory
The movie does not yet have an official release date, but HBO says it will premiere this spring.