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Saturday 19 April 2014

De Palma and Pacino to make biopic

Al Pacino is said to be reuniting with Brian De Palma

Scarface team Brian De Palma and Al Pacino are set to reunite on an upcoming biopic.

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.

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