One of my favorite movies of all time is GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, partly because of the collaboration of Al Pacino and David Mamet (who wrote it). After many years they’re back together for the HBO production of PHIL SPECTOR, about the disgraced music producer Phil Spector and his defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden (played here by Helen Mirren). In real life Spector was accused of killing Lana Clarkson, which lead to a highly-publicized trial in 2007. The movie also co-stars Jeffrey Tambor, Chewetel Ejiofor, and (as it’s Mamet, of course) Rebecca Pidgeon. Mamet wrote and directed the piece, and the trailer below looks pretty engaging. This is the kind of role Pacino should be able to do great things with. Check it out and tell us your thoughts in the comments.
Written and directed by David Mamet, PHIL SPECTOR is his exploration of the client-attorney relationship between legendary music producer Phil Spector (Al Pacino) and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren), who represented Spector during his first trial for murder. Mamet serves as executive producer with Barry Levinson. The cast also includes Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeffrey Tambor and Chiwetel Ejiofor.