Actress Riley Keough has joined the cast of Al Pacino’s HBO film about Joe Paterno.
The currently untitled picture from executive producer/director Barry Levinson was announced to star Al Pacino earlier this month, and tells the story of Penn State’s football coach Joe Paterno.
Pacino has now found his co-star as Riley Keough has joined the project as Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, and who would later win a Pulitzer Prize for her work.
The logline for the film reads: “After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.”
Levinson will direct and executive produce the film with Jason Sosnoff and Tom Fontana. The movie will be produced in association with Sony Pictures Television.