Mister D: This is the HBO movie Bette had to drop out of after several weeks work due to back problems. Helen Mirren graciously stepped in at the last minute to replace her. However, it was a sad day for BetteHeads!
It looks like theyâ€™ve teased Phil Spectorâ€™s hairâ€¦
HBO has released two short teaser trailers for its long awaited Phil Spector project called simply, â€œPhil Spectorâ€. Written and directed by David Mamet, the made-for-cable movie focuses on the music impresarioâ€™s trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson and stars Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren (who, believe it or not, replaced Bette Midler) as his defense attorney, Linda Kenney Baden.
Pacino landed an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for spouting on screen the words of Mametâ€™s award-winning play â€œGlenngarry Glen Rossâ€ . Mamet hasnâ€™t directed since 2008â€™s fantastic, but little seen, Redbelt (with Chiwetel Ejiorfor). â€œPhil Spectorâ€ has actually been in the can for more than a year and a half awaiting a release date.
â€œPhil Spectorâ€ also stars Jeffrey Tambor as Bruce Cutler, Natalia Nogulich, Jen Lyon and a Mamet daughter, Clara (Half-sister Zosia is on HBOâ€™s â€œGirlsâ€) and will premiere on HBO on Sunday, March 24th at 9pm.