by Alison Willmore
January 29, 2013 4:23 PM 1 Comment
Watch: Teaser for David Mamet's HBO Semi-Biopic 'Phil Spector'
Helen Mirren and Al Pacino in 'Phil Spector'Phillip V. Caruso/HBO
"Phil Spector," the upcoming TV movie written and directed by David Mamet for HBO, stars Al Pacino as the (in)famous record producer and Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney Baden, the defense attorney representing him in his trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. It's the latest in a string of wild-eyed biopic roles for Pacino, who in 2010 starred as Jack Kevorkian in Barry Levinson's "You Don't Know Jack" (another HBO film) and is slated to play Joe Paterno in Brian De Palma's "Happy Valley."
The below teaser for "Phil Spector," set to premiere on HBO on Sunday, March 24th at 9pm, doesn't offer up a look at any footage from the film, but sets snippets of dialogue to The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody," which Spector produced. When Mamet, Mirren and Pacino came to TCA earlier this month to discuss the film, it was described as "a work of the imagination, inspired by real people and events but not based on them."