HBO has released a full-length trailer for the upcoming film “Paterno,” starring Al Pacino as the embattled Penn State football coach.
Directed by Barry Levinson, “Paterno” centers on Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal as he faced pressure from all sides to resign and serious questions about how much he knew.
“I raised millions of dollars for this university, I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship,” Pacino taunts in the trailer. “You wanna fire me? Try it.”
Riley Keough, Kathy Baker, Greg Grunberg, Annie Parisse and Larry Mitchell also star in the film, which will premiere on HBO on Saturday, April 7.
Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane executive produce. Amy Herman serves as producer on the movie from HBO Films in association with Sony Pictures Television.