Paul noted Scaramucci’s bizarre reference to famed enabler of child rape Joe Paterno last week as a paragon of “honor and dignity.” I guess we all should have known there some grifting go behind this, like there is behind everything from guys like Scaramucci. It’s because he’s producing a film about Paterno, even while serving as Trump’s attack dog.
Anthony Scaramucci seems plenty busy with his duties as communications director for President Donald Trump’s White House, but apparently he’s got time enough to help make an upcoming HBO movie.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Scaramucci, when he’s not trading inappropriate barbs with hostile reporters or former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, is co-executive producing a TV movie based on disgraced football coach Joe Paterno.
The movie had been titled Happy Valley, but HBO is seeking a different name because a BBC/Netflix crime drama has already claimed that title. HBO now refers to the movie, set for airing in 2018, as the “Untitled Barry Levinson Project,” since Levinson is directing.
The movie stars Al Pacino as Paterno, the former head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions football team who was fired, a casualty of a sex abuse scandal involving his defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky.
Of course, Pacino is a great choice to play Paterno, at least in terms of looking like him.
I look forward to routine references to Paterno becoming part of White House news conferences as the film release gets closer. What matters more to these people than ratings?