From the Hollywood Reporter:
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.
Two days ago Scaramucci positively referenced Paterno from the White House podium.
Anthony @Scaramucci says the White House staff should have the honor of Joe Paterno.
Frankly I think they already do.
— UndeadPaterno (@UndeadPaterno) July 27, 2017
Anthony Scaramucci just positively quoted Joe Paterno–who, you know, condoned the rape of children–as a way of responding to criticism. 🙃
— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 27, 2017
Scaramucci really quoted freaking Joe Paterno about honor. This is really the stupidest of times.pic.twitter.com/lAhlm2kgq7
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) July 27, 2017