but since it focuses on the murder trial of an actress he shot at his mansion
it won't show his earlier life as a record producer who drove the Daytona coupe
on the Sunset strip

Here's the gist of a PR release on the TV movie

Al Pacino is Phil Spector in new HBO movie -- VIDEO
by Erin Strecker
Tags: Al Pacino, HBO, Helen Mirren, Trailers



It’s one of the most famous cases in Hollywood history: Music producer Phil Spector was accused of the second-degree murder of Lana Clarkson in 2003. After a 2007 hung jury, he was found guilty in 2009 and is currently in prison. Now, the true story is coming to HBO with an all-star cast. An incredibly-similar-looking Al Pacino tackles the title role of Spector, and Helen Mirren plays his attorney, Linda Kenney Baden.

Written and directed by David Mamet, the HBO Films production focuses on his first trial and the relationship between Spector and Baden (who was one of many attorneys he went through in the case). The movie also stars Jeffrey Tambor and Rebecca Pidgeon.

Watch the trailer below: