Al Pacino attends the Dublin film festival's showing of "Wilde Salome" at the Savoy Cinema, Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo)
Updated: Monday, 10 Sep 2012, 9:11 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 10 Sep 2012, 9:11 AM CDT
(CNN) - Al Pacino will reportedly portray legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming movie.
The Hall of Fame college coach died in January, surrounded by scandal.
According to Deadline.com , the New York Times bestselling book "Paterno" is going to be turned into a movie.
The flick will depict Paterno's life and his highly-publicized fall from grace.
Pacino has played a football coach before-- when he starred in the 1999 Oliver Stone film "Any Given Sunday."