Pacino’s Next Role

Al Pacino has signed on to play legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a new film that’ll be directed by Brian De Palma. The pair worked together on 1993’s Carlito’s Way and more famously on 1983’s Scarface.

The flick will be based on Paterno, the best-selling by sportswriter Joe Posnanski. It was optioned by producer Edward R. Pressman, who plans to title the big-screen featureHappy Valley.

Paterno died last year after being disgraced by his involvement in covering up the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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2 Hopkinsville residents dead in boating accident

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife investigating fatal boating accident at Land Between the Lakes.

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Clarksville Police: Woman tackles officer attempting to arrest her sister

Officers used spike strips near 101st Pkwy and Peachers Mill to stop getaway car.

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Two men arrested in fatal College St. shooting

Both suspects have been charged with murder.

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Victim named in Summit Heights shooting identified

Two small children were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

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7 Clarksville men charged in prostitution trafficking sting

A pastor and Army lieutenant were among the at least 14 charged in a recent week-long human trafficking operation.