Thanks to channels like HBO, Sky Atlantic the quality of television films has risen drastically and David Mamet‘s HBO Biopic drama Spector based on the larger in life Phil Spector music producer, watch official trailer.
The film focuses on preparation as well as trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson which eventually Phil Spector was convicted of in 2009 second degree murder with a shotgun. Phil Spector is playedby Al Pacino and as you can see from the above image he looks like a cross between Leo Sayer and Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons, Helen Mirren plays Spector’s lawyer for the first trial , defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden however as we know he got 19 years.
Phil Spector was legendary but also controversial, whose wall of sound technique saw him gain 25 top 40 hits working with the likes of The Ronettes,The Beatles, The Ramones to name a few. This could easily be the role that gets Al Pacino back in the good books with cinephiles when he criminally starred in the embarassing Adam Sandler film Jack&Jill, one thing we can say this will have one amazing soundtrack!
Spector also stars Jeffrey Tambor, Chiwetel Eijofor and Jenn Lyon with the film been aired in USA on HBO 24th March, no word on UK release but expect it to be Sky Atlantic later this year.