Al Pacino is set to portray fallen record producer Phil Spector in a telemovie for HBO.
Spector, who worked with the likes of Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Ramones, was sentenced to a minimum of 19 years for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
The script is to be written and directed by David Mamet. Barry Levinson will executive produce. Pacino and Levinson recently worked on the telemovie You Don’t Know Jack, with Pacino winning an Emmy for his role as Jack Kevorkian.
Spector, known for a fiery temper throughout his music career, went through three attorneys in his first murder trial, which ended in a mistrial.
Pacino also appeared in Angels in America for HBO.