Al Pacino to play Phil Spector with David Mamet at the helm

Sean Hunter

by: Sean Hunter
October 11th, 2010

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK was one of the more interesting TV movies to come out earlier this year, as Al Pacino played Dr. Jack Kevorkian during his prime as the assisted suicide doctor. Pacino's performance won him an Emmy, so it comes as no surprise that he would return to HBO with yet another biopic.

This time, the film will have Pacino playing Phil Spector, the brilliant music producer turned alleged murderer. Barry Levinson will produce the film and David Mamet is set to direct.

The film will most likely follow Spector's heavily publicized trial, considering Pacino's age in relation to his role, though there is always the possibility that the film will capture more of the rise and fall of Spector's career. If this is the case, we should be on the lookout for more casting announcing as the projects rolls along. Since Spector worked with a lot of various music icons over his career there are a lot of interesting casting possibilities.

But let's talk seriously for a moment. There is really only one big reason to be excited for this film; Al Pacino in a giant ridiculous wig. Pacino has made a name for himself as a fairly serious actor and the image of him acting his ass off in the most outlandish costume ever makes me smile endlessly. Here's a video of Phil Spector being a weirdo, imagine Pacino doing this and you've got yourself some mental gold.

"The act that took place in my home...which is a castle."

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dL5jYew2ys&feature=fvsr[/youtube]

Source Cinematical

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