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HBO: Pacino as Spector

Al Pacino acknowledges Dr. Jack Kevorkian as he

Al Pacino acknowledges Dr. Jack Kevorkian as he accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie during the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (Aug. 29, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Some casting, eh? Here's The AP story, picking up the Times account:  

HBO says Al Pacino is set to star as legendary record producer Phil Spector in a TV film to be written and directed by David Mamet.

The film will tell the story of Spector, who long ago recorded such acts as the Beatles,
Cher and the Ramones. Now, at age 70, he's serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life
for murder. He was convicted for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.
The 70-year-old Pacino starred in the HBO film "You Don't Know Jack" earlier this year as
Jack Kevorkian, who served time in prison for assisting in the suicide of a terminally ill




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