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Al Pacino in talks to star in film version of Joe Pos' Paterno book

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Can't say I didn't see this coming...


    ...and I renew my call (like it matters!) for the author to donate 100 percent of all moneys earned from the movie to a child abuse charity.
  2. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Should be Joe Pesci, shouldn't it?
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    who plays Sandusky?
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Brent Musburger. :-X
  5. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Woody Allen.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Well, Pos is cashing another huge paycheck.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Yep. Most likely, much larger than his book advance.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I wonder if people will see this or if it's something like with the 9/11 movies where people said, "Yeah, I lived through this, I don't need to pay $10 to see it on the screen."
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Yeah, doubtful that America will swarm the theaters for that one. The prevailing interest might be to see how Pacino plays Paterno, and he might go over the top with it.

  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'll be really surprised if this even sniffs a theater. Who the hell wants to see this? It's a film about a child molester that gets away for it for years because people around him ignore it. Big ending: the molester goes to jail and one of the people who ignored it dies in his 80s. That doesn't exactly have blockbuster written all over it.

    And seeing Pacino chew up the scenery as Paterno just sounds awful.
  12. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I want to see this with dramatic license in full extent with tons of wild-ass accusations...Paterno ordering a hit on Barry Krause, Paterno offering up Jim Kelly as an LB so Sandusky can prey on him, urinating on a statue of Bear Bryant, secretly fathering Tommy Bowden, doing black-face, kneecapping all of his ex-RBs once they get to the pros, whipping Kerry Collins while screaming "no wire hangars" etc. and etc,..
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