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Al Pacino and Brian De Palma to reunite

Al Pacino and Brian De Palma to reunite

Jan 17 2013, 4:17am CST | by

Al Pacino is set to reunite with Brian De Palma on 'Happy Valley'. The veteran actor will once again team with his 'Scarface' director for the true story picture about Penn State football coach, Joe...

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Al Pacino and Brian De Palma to reunite

Jan 17 2013, 4:17am CST | by

Al Pacino is set to reunite with Brian De Palma on 'Happy Valley'.

The veteran actor will once again team with his 'Scarface' director for the true story picture about Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, who was the most successful coach in the college sport until a child sex abuse scandal surrounding his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky ended his career.

'Wall Street' producer Edward R. Press is behind the project after optioning the rights to 'Paterno', a biography on the controversial coach by Joe Posnanski, while 'American History X' scribe Dave McKenna is in talks to write the script.

Edward told Deadline.com: '''Happy Valley' reunites the 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's Way' team of De Palma & 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.''

Joe Paterno's career as a beloved, well respected coach with the most wins in American college football history ended in disgrace when his former assistant was found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse against young boys. It was alleged that he knew about the illicit behaviour, but didn't do anything about it for fear of bad publicity ruining the football team's reputation.

The disgraced coach was fired by Penn State in 2011, while a statue built in his honour was torn down, and all of his team's wins dating back to the start of the abuse were stripped away. Joe later died from cancer in January 2012.

Al previously played troubled football coach Tony D'Amato in 1999's 'Any Given Sunday'.

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If Clint Eastwood Can Do It, Anyone Can: 10 Directors Who Need to Make a Musical

Jun 18 2014 7:02pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Sometimes good musicals come from directors you might not expect. Brian De Palma made Phantom of the Paradise. Robert Altman made Popeye. And now Clint Eastwood brings us his adaptation of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys. So since anyone can make a musical, here are some directorial candidates who need to make one ASAP.   Quentin Tarantino Even when holding back a little to fit a concept (yes, I'm talking about Death Proof), ...
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Top Ten: The Films of Tom Cruise

Jun 5 2014 10:16pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

With the release this week of the new Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow we'll take a retrospective look at what I consider the top ten films of one of Hollywood's longest reigning leading men...Tom Cruise. There's a lot to choose from when dealing with a guy with a huge filmography such as his. Dramas, comedies, and most importantly action flicks. Before anyone asks we're not counting cameos ...
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