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Watch: Al Pacino Wears A Wig, Yells A Lot In First Full Trailer For 'Phil Spector'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 4, 2013 at 10:39PM

Going in front of cameras all the way back in the summer of 2011, it has been an unusually long wait for HBO's starry "Phil Spector," with Al Pacino in the juicy lead role, alongside Helen Mirren, in a movie written and directed by none other than David Mamet. And yet, wait is what we've done, but the film is finally on the way this year, and if you imagined it would be largely a wigged Pacino yelling, well, it kinda is...
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Phil Spector Al Pacino

Going in front of cameras all the way back in the summer of 2011, it has been an unusually long wait for HBO's starry "Phil Spector," with Al Pacino in the juicy lead role, alongside Helen Mirren, in a movie written and directed by none other than David Mamet. And yet, wait is what we've done, but the film is finally on the way this year, and if you imagined it would be largely a wigged Pacino yelling, well, it kinda is...

After a couple of teases that offered zero footage, the first full trailer is here and it's... interesting... Undoubtedly, this will be one to watch if only for Pacino's performance, good or bad, with the spot already dropping a classic line: "First time you got felt up, guess what, you were listening to one of my songs." Subtle, this isn't. Diving right into the Lana Clarkson murder trial, the picture is bizarrely stylized to the point that we're not exactly sure what the look is trying to evoke. But the drama here about the famed music producer's relationship with his defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, is compelling stuff regardless. Also? Jeffrey Tambor.

"Phil Spector" airs on March 24th at 9 PM. Watch below.

This article is related to: Phil Spector, Television, TV News, Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Jeffrey Tambor, Film Trailers


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