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Al Pacino wigs out to play producer/murderer Phil Spector, from writer-director David Mamet

10.11.2010
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Al Pacino is no stranger to made-for-cable productions lately, but at least he's making some intriguing choices ("Angels in America", YOU DON'T KNOW JACK).

Now according to the NY Times, the screen legend is heading back to HBO to portray Phil Spector, the wacky producer, songwriter and killer best known for his work with Motown acts, The Beatles, and fake hair.

What's more, the project is being written and directed by David Mamet (GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS), so the dialogue should be almost as good as the expected soundtrack. Barry Levinson, who directed Pacino as Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian in HBO's movie, is also producing.

Spector, who originated the "Wall of Sound" producing style, recently received a 19-to-life prison sentence for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

The project is still early in the works, but it's safe to assume it will look at Spector's more recent turmoil and trial.

Extra Tidbit: Spector-penned songs most used for movie soundtracks: "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Be My Baby", "Then He Kissed Me", "You Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)".
Source: NY Times

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8:36AM on 10/13/2010
Just might be the greatest picture ever.
Just might be the greatest picture ever.
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7:24PM on 10/12/2010
Ever take a dump that made you feel like you slept for 12 hours?
Ever take a dump that made you feel like you slept for 12 hours?
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2:35PM on 10/12/2010

hoo-haa!!

pacinos still great.
pacinos still great.
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7:32AM on 10/12/2010
That is brilliant casting! As said below, can't wait to see the 'fro in full force! Spector is crazy as hell and you gotta love when Pacino plays crazy as hell...which is most of the time come to think of it...
That is brilliant casting! As said below, can't wait to see the 'fro in full force! Spector is crazy as hell and you gotta love when Pacino plays crazy as hell...which is most of the time come to think of it...
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2:28AM on 10/12/2010
That wig is Hilarious!! It looks like he stole it from Richard Simmons!
That wig is Hilarious!! It looks like he stole it from Richard Simmons!
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2:04AM on 10/12/2010
AUTO-EMMY.
AUTO-EMMY.
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1:57AM on 10/12/2010
If he is making shitty movies, at least he is trying to make decent tv movies.
If he is making shitty movies, at least he is trying to make decent tv movies.
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11:28PM on 10/11/2010
GREAT casting. Pacino has the right brand of psycho crazy to pull this off.
GREAT casting. Pacino has the right brand of psycho crazy to pull this off.
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