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NEW YORK (AP) – An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7.
HBO tweeted the premiere date Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson.
— HBO (@HBO) February 23, 2018
HBO has said the film will focus on Paterno dealing with fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The all-time winningest coach in major college football history was fired days after Sandusky’s 2011 arrest and died two months later at age 85.
A report commissioned by the university and conducted by a team led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh concluded Paterno and three administrators hushed up the allegations against Sandusky.
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The three administrators were sentenced to jail. Former university President Graham Spanier is appealing his conviction.
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