(Reuters) – Phil Spector’s life could be summed up in four words – musical genius, eccentric and murderer. Playwright David Mamet’s HBO film “Phil Spector,” which airs on Sunday, makes the most of all of them but his take on the 2007 murder trial of the record producer has split opinion as much as the […]
Much to his surprise, Al Pacino learned that once upon a time he met the legendary music producer Phil Spector, whom he now plays in a new HBO film.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Al Pacino said Friday that he decided not to meet famed record producer and convicted killer Phil Spector before portraying him in an HBO movie — only to find he already had. A friend showed Pacino a 20-year-old photo in which the actor was standing next to Spector. Pacino said he […]
The Queen of England is stepping in to replace a Rose. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Oscar winner Helen Mirren will take over for Oscar nominee Bette Midler in the HBO Films movie “Phil Spector.” Just days after Midler had to leave the David Mamet-written and directed production because of a herniated disc, Mirren has […]
By Joshua L. Weinstein LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – David Mamet’s newest project — an HBO movie about record producer and murderer Phil Spector — is under fire from friends of the woman whom Spector is convicted of killing. Friends of Lana Clarkson are afraid of how Mamet will portray the late actress, and are threatening […]
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) — HBO made Ed O’Neill he had to refuse. The “Modern Family” star said he was offered a mere $40,000 — or union scale — for six weeks’ work on the cable channel’s upcoming Phil Spector movie starring Al Pacino and Bette Midler. When he was given the quote, he was […]
NEW YORK – HBO says Al Pacino is set to star as legendary record producer Phil Spector in a TV film to be written and directed by David Mamet. The film will tell the story of Spector, who long ago recorded such acts as the Beatles, Cher and the Ramones. Now, at age 70, he’s […]