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Published 17/01/2013 | 14:25
Brian, who directed Al in the 1983 gangster film, has signed up to work with the star on a movie about the late former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, Deadline reported.
The film, which has a tentative title of Happy Valley, is reportedly expected to depict how Paterno's legacy at the school was tarnished by the revelation of his knowledge of defensive co-ordinator Jerry Sandusky's molestation of children.
Al - who also played a football coach in the 1999 film Any Given Sunday - has been attached to play Paterno for some time.
He is also set to star in an upcoming film version of Shakespeare's King Lear, which is currently in pre-production.