Brian De Palma to direct Al Pacino in next project

MUMBAI: Veteran director Brian De Palma is all set to realign with his Scarface actor Al Pacino for his upcoming project, a Joe Paterno biopic to be titled Happy Valley.
The story of the film to be produced by Edward R Pressman and Pacino`s manager Rick Nicita will be based on the bestselling book Paterno by Joe Posnanski while Dave McKenna will pen the script.
"Incidentally, Happy Valley will be only the third film that reunites Pacino and De Palma 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," Pressman has been quoted to have said.
Joe Paterno is a former Penn State head football coach who became the winningest coach in the history of college football. He built a powerhouse football program that turns him into a campus deity.
The 72-year old Palma is best known for his suspense and crime thriller films such as Carrie, Mission: Impossible, Femme Fatale and The Black Dahlia among others.His most recent work was last year`s Passion that starred Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams.

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