Fact: Al Pacino is to reteam with his Scarface and Carlito's Way director Brian De Palma for a new film about disgraced U.S. college football coach Joe Paterno. Pacino will portray the late Penn State football icon, who was forced to resign amid a college sex scandal in 2011. Paterno died in January 2012.
Fact: The 1973 ultra-violent, cult thriller that launched the careers of director Brian De Palma and Superman star Margot Kidder is in the middle of a remake, starring Chloe Sevigny. Producer EDWARD R PRESSMAN has returned to oversee the new-look SISTERS, in which Sevigny plays a journalist who witnesses a murder.
Fact: Veteran director Brian De Palma' forthcoming film The Black Dahlia, which stars Scarlett Johansson, Josh Hartnett and Hilary Swank, has been selected to open the Venice Film Festival in Italy next month (AUG06).