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Al Pacino to reunite with Brian De Palma for Joe Paterno film

Al Pacino in Ocean's Thirteen

Story by Jack Foley

AL Pacino is to reunite with Scarface director Brian De Palma for a new film.

The duo, who also worked together on Carlito’s Way, will join forces for the first time in 20 years for Happy Valley, which tells the story of Joe Paterno.

Paterno was a hugely successful Penn State coach who fell into disgrace after it was alleged that he covered up child sex abuse by his assistant Jerry Sandusky. He died last year of lung cancer.

Producer Edward R Pressman, of American Psycho fame, said in a statement: “Happy Valley reunites the Scarface and Carlito’s Way team of De Palma and Pacino for the third time. And I can’t think of a better duo to tell this story of a complex, intensely righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic flaw.”

In July last year, all of Penn State’s results from 1998 to 2011 were expunged from the records as the result of the child abuse scandal that saw Sandusky jailed for 30 years after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse.

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