- Sat Sep 20, 2014, 2:56 AM GMT
A rep for the network says, 'We have suspended pre-production for a moment to deal with budget issues, but the project is still intact at HBO with the entire creative team as before.'READ MORE
A movie about former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, a man becomes the winningest coach in college football history and builds a powerhouse football program that turns him into a campus deity.
When his former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is revealed to be a pedophile and it comes out Paterno was told and helped hide the scandal, the coach was summarily fired. He died shortly after of cancer - and many feel of a broken heart - and the school had little choice but to raze a fabled statue of Paterno just as the NCAA dropped the hammer with sanctions against the school that included removal of Paterno's wins going back to the cover-up. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse against young boys and is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison.
The director-actor duo will reunite for the third time in the biopic project after they previously teamed up in 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's Way'.READ MORE