Helen Mirren joins David Mamet’s Phil Spector biopic

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 19th, 2011

If this isn’t making the best out of a bad situation, then I don’t know what is.

Following the departure of Bette Midler from the cast of David Mamet’s upcoming Al Pacino-starring Phil Spector biopic, a major void was left in the film’s cast.  However, Deadline reports that it just got filled and in one hell of a big way. The outlet has revealed that Helen Mirren has joined the film’s cast, and will play the role of defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, who sparked a relationship with Spector during his 2007 trial. Spector was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

Now, while the film itself was already mega-intriguing, it just got even more so. Set up over at HBO, the film is easily one of 2012’s most interesting, at least when it comes to the small screen. This is one hell of a cast, and with Mamet behind the pen and the camera, the talent here is almost too good to fail.

What do you think?

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