A documentary on the Penn State abuse scandal is in the works.
A&E IndieFilms says it’s partnering with Asylum Entertainment to produce “Happy Valley,” a look at former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who faces 52 criminal counts for alleged abuse of 10 boys over 15 years. Sanudsky says he’s innocent.
Amir Bar-Lev will direct the film. He was also behind “The Tillman Story.”
John Koch, president of Asylum, is a native of State College who once worked as a camp counselor for The Second Mile, the charity that Sandusky founded.
Koch says the film will tell the story of the whole town of State College, as well as the investigation.
Production is scheduled to start this month. A release date hasn’t been set.