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A legend to play a legend

Hollywood actor Al Pacino is apparently set to play legendary record producer Phil Spector, in a TV film to be written and directed by David Mamet.

tv Updated: Oct 12, 2010 01:53 IST

Hollywood actor Al Pacino is apparently set to play legendary record producer Phil Spector, in a TV film to be written and directed by David Mamet.



According to HBO, the film will be Spector’s own story. He had recorded acts of the likes of the Beatles, Cher and the Ramones at one time.



Spector, 70, convicted for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, is currently serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life for murder. Pacino, 70, had starred in the film You Don’t Know Jack this year, as Jack Kevorkian, who served time in prison for assisting in the suicide of a terminally ill man.



The untitled Spector film is in the early stages of development, reports the

Mirror

.