Larry Klein Scores David Mamet film, starring Al Pacino

7/12/2011

Take a first look at Al Pacino as Phil Spector in the forthcoming David Mamet-directed biopic for HBO.

Worlds End client LARRY KLEIN is scoring the movie.

THE PLAYLIST has this to say:

Though in the works for a while now, we didn’t realize that the Al Pacino-starring, David Mamet-directed Phil Spector biopic had started rolling, but we’re glad it has.

The New York Post has snagged the first look at Pacino as the famed music producer prior to his transition to his crazy big hair phase. Penned by Mamet, the film will chronicle the relationship between Spector and his defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden (Bette Midler) with Jeffrey Tambor playing Bruce Cutler, another member of the defense team. Spector was put on trial in 2007 for the murder of actress/model Lana Clarkson. The first trial ended in a mistrial, but in the second he was found guilty and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison. Before coming back into the public consciousness as a killer, Spector was famous for his Wall Of Sound production, which helped create the instantly classic songs for a variety of girl groups including The Crystals and The Ronettes, and he was even enlisted to mix The Beatles last album “Let It Be.”