Directed and written by David Mamet, "Phil Spector" follows the relationship between Spector and his defense attorney, portrayed in the HBO movie by Helen Mirren. While the career of Pacino has been in a downward spiral recently, the idea of two Oscar winners like Pacino and Mirren delivering the delicious dialogue that Mamet remains known for is an exciting prospect.
Pacino co-starred in "Glengarry Glen Ross" in 1992, a film written by Mamet and based on his successful stage play. The movie remains a highlight in the later years of Pacino's career.
"Phil Spector" goes into the trial that the former music producer faced for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003. In 2009, the courts found Spector guilty of second degree murder for the shooting death, and the trailer this movie promises to examine the complicated, and passionate, relationship between Helen Mirren's attorney and Pacino as Spector.
"Phil Spector" debuts on HBO on March 24, 2013.
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.