Well if the prospect of a Phil Spector movie written and directed by David Mamet doesn’t have you intrigued, then this photo of Al Pacino sporting a ridiculous afro definitely should. HBO will debut the original film Phil Spector on TV next month and the first trailer has arrived online to give us a taste of what to expect. This will be Pacino’s second time starring in an HBO biopic after his Golden Globe-winning performance as Jack Kevorkian in Barry Levinson’s You Don’t Know Jack a few years ago.
The movie stars Pacino as the titular record producer and songwriter best known for his work with John Lennon and The Beatles, while he was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson in 2007. Helen Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor play his defense lawyers Linda Kenney Baden and Bruce Cutler. Although Pacino seems to be going a little over the top with his performance, I think in this case the situation probably calls for it. Phil Spector premieres on Sunday, March 24th at 9PM; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.