'Paterno' Full Trailer Shows Late Penn State Football Coach's Pressure to Resign

"You wanna fire me? Try it," Al Pacino's Joe Paterno says after facing backlash for his possible knowledge of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

HBO has offered another glimpse of its Al Pacino-starring film Paterno, in which the actor portrays late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who was dismissed after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

The newly released trailer for the Barry Levinson-directed film gives some insight into the chaos and pressure Paterno faced in the aftermath of Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal. In the midst of being investigated and taunted by reporters, Pacino’s Paterno is questioned about his knowledge of the allegations against Sandusky.

“I raised millions of dollars for this university. I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship. You wanna fire me? Try it,” Pacino’s Paterno argues after facing pressure to resign as the university’s football coach. Football fans supporting Paterno are then heard chanting, “We want Joe,” as images are shown of the violent protests demanding Paterno maintain his credentials.

In a haunting moment, Paterno's wife (played by Kathy Baker) is shown questioning her husband's true knowledge of Sandusky, who she claims “went in the pool with the kids.” "Jerry did? Our kids? What are you saying?" Pacino's Paterno asks, only for his wife to respond, “I’m saying you couldn’t have known. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have let them go in the pool. Right?”

Debora Cahn (Vinyl, Homeland, The West Wing) and John C. Richards (Sahara) penned the script. Levinson will also serve as executive producer along with producing partners at The Levinson/Fontana Company Tom Fontana and Jason Sosnoff, as well as Ed Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane.

Paterno is set to premiere on HBO on April 7.

HBO has offered another glimpse into its Al Pacino-starred film Paterno, where the actor will portray late Penn State University football coach, Joe Paterno, who was dismissed after being in the midst of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

In the new released trailer of the Barry Levinson-directed film, insight is given into the chaos and pressure Paterno faced in the aftermath of Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal. Being taunted by reporters and investigated, Pacino’s Paterno is questioned over his knowledge over Sandusky’s allegations.

“I raised millions of dollars for this university. I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship. You wanna fire me? Try it,” Pacino’s Paterno argues after facing pressure to resign from as the university’s football coach. Football fans supporting Paterno are then heard changing “We want Joe” as images of the violent protests demanding Paterno maintain his credentials. 

In a haunting moment, Pacino's wife (played by Kathy Baker) is shown questioning her husband's true knowledge of Sandusky, who she claims “went in the pool with the kids.” “Jerry did? Our kids? What are you saying?," Pacino's Paterno asks, only for his wife to respond, “I’m saying you couldn’t have known. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have let them go in the pool. Right?” only for Pacino’s Paterno to appear nervous.

Debora Cahn (Vinyl, Grey's Anatomy), David McKenna (S.W.A.T., Get Carter) and John C. Richards (Sahara) penned the script. Levinson will serve as executive producer along with producing partners at Levinson/Fontana, Tom Fontana and Jason Sosnoff, as well as Ed Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane. 

Paterno is set to premiere on HBO on April 7.

 

 

HBO has offered another glimpse into its Al Pacino-starred film Paterno, where the actor will portray late Penn State University football coach, Joe Paterno, who was dismissed after being in the midst of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

In the new released trailer of the Barry Levinson-directed film, insight is given into the chaos and pressure Paterno faced in the aftermath of Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal. Being taunted by reporters and investigated, Pacino’s Paterno is questioned over his knowledge over Sandusky’s allegations.

“I raised millions of dollars for this university. I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship. You wanna fire me? Try it,” Pacino’s Paterno argues after facing pressure to resign from as the university’s football coach. Football fans supporting Paterno are then heard changing “We want Joe” as images of the violent protests demanding Paterno maintain his credentials. 

In a haunting moment, Pacino's wife (played by Kathy Baker) is shown questioning her husband's true knowledge of Sandusky, who she claims “went in the pool with the kids.” “Jerry did? Our kids? What are you saying?," Pacino's Paterno asks, only for his wife to respond, “I’m saying you couldn’t have known. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have let them go in the pool. Right?” only for Pacino’s Paterno to appear nervous.

Debora Cahn (Vinyl, Grey's Anatomy), David McKenna (S.W.A.T., Get Carter) and John C. Richards (Sahara) penned the script. Levinson will serve as executive producer along with producing partners at Levinson/Fontana, Tom Fontana and Jason Sosnoff, as well as Ed Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane. 

Paterno is set to premiere on HBO on April 7.

 

 

HBO has offered another glimpse into its Al Pacino-starred film Paterno, where the actor will portray late Penn State University football coach, Joe Paterno, who was dismissed after being in the midst of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

In the new released trailer of the Barry Levinson-directed film, insight is given into the chaos and pressure Paterno faced in the aftermath of Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal. Being taunted by reporters and investigated, Pacino’s Paterno is questioned over his knowledge over Sandusky’s allegations.

“I raised millions of dollars for this university. I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship. You wanna fire me? Try it,” Pacino’s Paterno argues after facing pressure to resign from as the university’s football coach. Football fans supporting Paterno are then heard changing “We want Joe” as images of the violent protests demanding Paterno maintain his credentials. [

In a haunting moment, Pacino's wife (played by Kathy Baker) is shown questioning her husband's true knowledge of Sandusky, who she claims “went in the pool with the kids.” “Jerry did? Our kids? What are you saying?," Pacino's Paterno asks, only for his wife to respond, “I’m saying you couldn’t have known. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have let them go in the pool. Right?” only for Pacino’s Paterno to appear nervous.

Debora Cahn (Vinyl, Grey's Anatomy), David McKenna (S.W.A.T., Get Carter) and John C. Richards (Sahara) penned the script. Levinson will serve as executive producer along with producing partners at Levinson/Fontana, Tom Fontana and Jason Sosnoff, as well as Ed Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane. 

Paterno is set to premiere on HBO on April 7.

 

 

HBO has offered another glimpse into its Al Pacino-starred film Paterno, where the actor will portray late Penn State University football coach, Joe Paterno, who was dismissed after being in the midst of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

In the new released trailer of the Barry Levinson-directed film, insight is given into the chaos and pressure Paterno faced in the aftermath of Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal. Being taunted by reporters and investigated, Pacino’s Paterno is questioned over his knowledge over Sandusky’s allegations.

“I raised millions of dollars for this university. I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship. You wanna fire me? Try it,” Pacino’s Paterno argues after facing pressure to resign from as the university’s football coach. Football fans supporting Paterno are then heard changing “We want Joe” as images of the violent protests demanding Paterno maintain his credentials. 

In a haunting moment, Pacino's wife (played by Kathy Baker) is shown questioning her husband's true knowledge of Sandusky, who she claims “went in the pool with the kids.” “Jerry did? Our kids? What are you saying?," Pacino's Paterno asks, only for his wife to respond, “I’m saying you couldn’t have known. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have let them go in the pool. Right?” only for Pacino’s Paterno to appear nervous.

Debora Cahn (Vinyl, Grey's Anatomy), David McKenna (S.W.A.T., Get Carter) and John C. Richards (Sahara) penned the script. Levinson will serve as executive producer along with producing partners at Levinson/Fontana, Tom Fontana and Jason Sosnoff, as well as Ed Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane. 

Paterno is set to premiere on HBO on April 7.

 

 

HBO has offered another glimpse into its Al Pacino-starred film Paterno, where the actor will portray late Penn State University football coach, Joe Paterno, who was dismissed after being in the midst of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

In the new released trailer of the Barry Levinson-directed film, insight is given into the chaos and pressure Paterno faced in the aftermath of Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal. Being taunted by reporters and investigated, Pacino’s Paterno is questioned over his knowledge over Sandusky’s allegations.

“I raised millions of dollars for this university. I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship. You wanna fire me? Try it,” Pacino’s Paterno argues after facing pressure to resign from as the university’s football coach. Football fans supporting Paterno are then heard changing “We want Joe” as images of the violent protests demanding Paterno maintain his credentials. 

In a haunting moment, Pacino's wife (played by Kathy Baker) is shown questioning her husband's true knowledge of Sandusky, who she claims “went in the pool with the kids.” “Jerry did? Our kids? What are you saying?," Pacino's Paterno asks, only for his wife to respond, “I’m saying you couldn’t have known. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have let them go in the pool. Right?” only for Pacino’s Paterno to appear nervous.

Debora Cahn (Vinyl, Grey's Anatomy), David McKenna (S.W.A.T., Get Carter) and John C. Richards (Sahara) penned the script. Levinson will serve as executive producer along with producing partners at Levinson/Fontana, Tom Fontana and Jason Sosnoff, as well as Ed Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane. 

Paterno is set to premiere on HBO on April 7.