Al Pacino to star in HBO film as Phil Spector, famed record producer imprisoned for murderBy AP
Friday, October 8, 2010
Al Pacino to star in film as producer Phil Spector
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 (MAM’-eht).
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 serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life for murder. He was convicted for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.
The 70-year-old Pacino starred in the HBO film “You Don’t Know Jack” earlier this year as Jack Kevorkian, who served time in prison for assisting in the suicide of a terminally ill man.
The as-yet-untitled Spector film is in the early stages of development, HBO said. The project was first reported by The New York Times.
HBO is owned by Time Warner.
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