First Look: Al Pacino grows a fro to play Phil Spector
by John Fisher,posted Feb 7 2013 11:29AM
Well, he starts with an afro, but then it evolves into more of a shag/mullet combo.
I'm sure you remember Phil Spector, the legendary but eccentric record producer who was convicted for murdering his actress friend Lana Clarkson in 2003. Al Pacino is going to play Spector in an HBO film that's on the way, and now we have a trailer. Behold:
The film is written and directed by David Mamet, who wrote Glengarry Glen Ross, which was another excuse for Pacino to chew up the scenery. Spector's lawyer is played by Hellen Mirren. She's good, right?
Phil Spector, the movie, premieres on HBO on March 24. It's either going to be good because it's actually good, or it's going to be good because it's so bad. Either way, must-see TV for fans of rock history.