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Al Pacino has played a football coach before, but his next turn as a coach might be tougher to pull off.

A movie on the late Joe Paterno, based on Joe Posnanski's book Paterno, is reportedly being shopped around Hollywood, according to Deadline.com. And Pacino is slated to play the role of the longtime Penn State coach. Deadline.com doubts the proposal will be on the market for long, and it's easy to see why.

The story itself is obviously interesting considering Paterno's fall from grace, and if the book is on the New York

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Times bestseller list, then the movie would get plenty of buzz too. An interesting question is, if the movie gets off the ground, how well can Pacino pull off the role?

[Related: Hours from Penn State, children's charity shows new way to heal]

Paterno certainly had a unique personality. Here's hoping we get more of a Scarface/Godfather effort from Pacino than Ocean's Thirteen or Two For the Money. If nothing else it'll be fun to see him wear the Paterno glasses.

And after this project is picked up, we can move on to related conversations, like who will play Mike Leach or Les Miles when biopics on their lives are being pitched in 20 years.

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