HBO unveils official trailer, release date for Joe Paterno movie

HBO has released the first full trailer for its upcoming movie Paterno. The network also announced Friday that the movie will come out on April 7.

HBO had previously released photos and a short clip from the movie, but the official trailer shows two minutes of various scenes in the film. Al Pacino stars as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a film that will focus on Paterno’s handling of child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.

HBO releases official  Paterno trailer

Paterno was fired by Penn State in November 2011, shortly after a grand jury report outlining multiple accusations against Sandusky — a longtime Penn State assistant coach under Paterno — was released. Paterno died of lung cancer in January 2012.

Pacino spoke about what he learned about Paterno while preparing for the role earlier this year.

“He knew there were rumors. … I don’t think he was very fond of Sandusky, for whatever reasons — I think there were other reasons,” Pacino told IndieWire. “…He did act upon it. He did say he thought someone should look into this. [But] a guy like Paterno — he’s like an emperor, he’s like a king. He didn’t take up with it because it was out of his control. And I think this is a character who’s used to control.”

The post HBO unveils official trailer, release date for Joe Paterno movie appeared first on Land of 10.

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.