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First Look At Al Pacino As Phil Spector In Forthcoming David Mamet Directed Biopic For HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 2:36 AM
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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.

Bette Midler & Jeffrey Tambor Join Al Pacino Starring, David Mamet Directed HBO Phil Spector Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2011 8:10 AM
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First revealed last year, this is one of those projects that seemed too good to be true and when word around it died as quickly as it arrived, we figured that it wasn't coming along. Guess we were (thankfully) wrong.

David Mamet's Gone Right-Wing, Taking On Affirmative Action In Next Screenplay

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2011 4:57 AM
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Day two of Von Triergate, and... oh, sorry, it's become almost automatic at this point. But enough of directors who haven't actually suddenly displayed right-wing tendencies, how about a director who actually has! David Mamet's always been a controversial figure, since at least his troublesome sexual harassment play "Oleanna." But a shift has started to be seen in his recent work, one explained in full by a lengthy article in the Weekly Standard.

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