Trailer for HBO’s PHIL SPECTOR movie – Al Pacino stars, David Mamet writes/directs

Trailer for HBO’s PHIL SPECTOR movie – Al Pacino stars, David Mamet writes/directs

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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.

PHIL SPECTOR premieres March 24 at 9 PM on HBO

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.