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Bette Midler And Al Pacino To Star In Phil Spector Bio-Pic

Mister D: Yes it’s confirmed and no it’s not a musical….

The Wrap
Bette Midler and Jeffrey Tambor Sign on for Al Pacino‘s Phil Spector Biopic
Published: May 23, 2011

Is HBO Films’ project about Phil Spector’s murder trial going to be a musical? And if so, just how awesome will that be?

Famed songbird Bette Midler has signed on to star opposite Al Pacino in the Spector biopic, which is currently in development, HBO confirms to TheWrap. Midler will play Linda Kenney Baden, one of Spector’s defense attorneys in his trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

Also read: “Venice Festival Gives Glory to Al Pacino”

Also on board for the film: “Arrested Development” actor Jeffrey Tambor, who will play defense attorney Bruce Cutler.

No word on which unlucky stylist will be tasked with the unenviable job of re-creating Spector’s increasingly bizarre hairstyles that he sported during the trial.

Barry Levinson, who successfully teamed with Pacino on HBO’s Emmy-winning Jack Kevorkian biopic “You Don’t Know Jack,” is attached to executive-produce. The project is being written and directed by David Mamet.

Pacino appears to be on a biopic tear of late; the “Dog Day Afternoon” actor is also attached to play Gambino crime family underboss Neil Dellacroce in the upcoming mobster flick “Gotti: Three Generations” (interestingly, Cutler also defended John Gotti) and is on board to play French artist Henri Matisse in the upcoming “Masterpiece.”

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6 thoughts on “Bette Midler And Al Pacino To Star In Phil Spector Bio-Pic

  1. Absolutely perfect. I can’t wait!!!! Everyone involved is top-notch!! This is a very intriguing story as well, and with Mamet penning the script, the dialogue will lead to many outstanding performances. Go, Bette!!

  2. This is what I’ve been waiting for!!! Bette in a great movie-project, showing her acting-skills! No more “Sweet Baby Jesus”! AMEN!!!

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