Is David Mamet’s HBO film about the music impressario (and convicted killer) great art? The idea of Al Pacino playing Spector is so engaging that it may not matter.
Phil Spector’s life could be summed up in four words — musical genius, eccentric and murderer.
“Phil Spector, Al Pacino and Keith Richards…” sounds like the beginning of a really good joke — or at least, a pretty booze-filled one.
HBO has released a trailer for its upcoming Phil Spector biopic, about the legendary record producer and convicted murderer. The film, written and directed by David Mamet, stars Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren as his defense attorney. Based on the trailer, though, the main attraction seems to be the many phases of Spector’s hair. Take a look: