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HAPPY VALLEY (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, July 2017) UNTITLED BARRY LEVINSON PROJECT: Starring Al Pacino, and directed by Barry Levinson, the film centers on Penn State's Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, was embroiled in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims. The film also stars Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the Sandusky case; Kathy Baker as Sue Paterno, Paterno's wife; Greg Grunberg as Scott Paterno and Larry Mitchell as Jay Paterno, Paterno's sons; and Annie Parisse as Mary Kay Paterno, Paterno's daughter. Executive produced by Barry Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane. Produced by Amy Herman; written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards and David McKenna. In association with Sony Pictures Television.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Al Pacino as Joe Paterno
· Annie Parisse as Mary Kay Paterno
· Greg Grunberg as Scott Paterno
· John Carroll Lynch as Jerry Sandusky
· Kathy Baker as Sue Paterno
· Riley Keough as Sara Ganim
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barry Levinson as DIR
· David McKenna as WRTR
· Debora Cahn as WRTR
· Edward R. Pressman as EP
· Jason Sosnoff as EP
· Joe Posnanski as BOOK
· John C. Richards as WRTR
· Lindsay Sloane as EP
· Rick Nicita as PROD
· Tom Fontana as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Levinson-Fontana Company, The