First Look: Al Pacino in David Mamet-directed Phil Spector biopic

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 11th, 2011

The celebrated actor is negotiating to star in IMAGINE

Al Pacino is something of an odd actor. With an upcoming turn as himself in the criminally crappy looking JACK AND JILL, the actor also recently starred as Jack Kevorkian in the amazing YOU DON’T KNOW JACK.  Now, thanks to HBO, he’ll be taking on yet another controversial figure.

The New York Post (via The Playlist) has picked up the first photo of Pacino in the guise of Phil Spector, the man he’ll be portraying in an upcoming biopic from director David Mamet. The film is also written by Mamet, and will follow the relationship between the infamous music producer and his attorney Linda Kenney Baden, played by Bette Midler. Jeffrey Tambor rounds out the cast. Check out the first look after the break.

Spector is probably best known for his “Wall Of Sound” and also being found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson following a mistrial in his first court appearance. Personally, I think it really goes without saying that this is the type of project that Pacino truly should be making, instead of dreadful comedies like JACK AND JILL. He’s got some sort of weird acting tic where it’s impossible for him to get any sort of interesting acting momentum going. He has one good turn, and then craps the bed in an awful RIGHTEOUS KILL type pile. Here’s to hoping this one can change that.

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