Al Pacino Stars in HBO Film PATERNO, Available For Digital Download 5/7

Al Pacino Stars in HBO Film PATERNO, Available For Digital Download 5/7

Following events surrounding the legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and the aftermath of his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse scandal, the HBO Film Paterno is available for Digital Download May 7th.

After becoming the winningest coach in COLLEGE FOOTBALL history, Joe Paterno, played by Academy Award®and Emmy Award® winner Al Pacino (HBO's "You Don't Know Jack," "Scent of a Woman"), is embroiled in the Sandusky scandal, challenging his entire football legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.

Co-written and directed by BARRY Levinson (HBO's "You Don't Know Jack," "Rain Man"), Paterno features a "brilliant as ever" (Newsday) performance from Pacino in his third HBO collaboration with the award-winning filmmaker.

Also starring Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience), Annie Parisse (Friends From College), Kathy Baker (The Age Of Adaline), Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Larry Mitchell (Brawl in Cell Block 99), Paterno is executive produced by BARRY Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita, and Lindsay Sloane.

HBO Home Entertainment develops, distributes and markets an extensive array of critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking programs in three formats-Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD-throughout the world. Releases include the global hit Game of Thrones®, the #1 selling TV on DVD/Blu-ray title in major territories throughout the world over the past four years, in addition to current hits and classic favorites including True Detective®, Girls®, The Sopranos®, Sex and the City® True Blood®, The Wire® and Entourage®. The company's catalog contains hundreds of titles including multiple Emmy® Award-winning mini-series The Pacific® and Band of Brothers®, which holds the record through 2014 as the all-time best selling TV on DVD/Blu-ray title in the US; provocative programs from HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS including The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst and The Case Against 8; innovative movies from HBO Films including Game Change and The Normal Heart; hit Cinemax® original series including BansheeSM and Strike Back®; and comedy specials featuring stand-up performers like Bill Maher and Billy Crystal. Launched in 1984, HBO Home Entertainment has offices in New York, London and Toronto. The company's releases are sold in more than 70 territories around the world and are digitally distributed on a transactional basis across an expanding number of territories and platforms.

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