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Al Pacino to Portray Phil Spector in New Movie

October 9, 2010 (6:38 am) GMT
The 'You Don't Know Jack' actor is set to play the jailed music mogul in entitled new project, teaming up with HBO bosses.
Al Pacino

is set to play another controversial real-life figure on U.S. TV after signing up to play jailed music mogul Phil Spector in a new movie. Pacino, who won a 2010 Emmy Award for his portrayal of euthanasia doctor Jack Kevorkian in HBO movie "", has teamed up with HBO bosses again for the untitled new project.

David Mamet will write and direct the film, which will chronicle the life of the music producer, who worked with , and the and created the fabled Wall of Sound music commune.

Spector is currently serving a 19-year prison sentence after being convicted for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. Clarkson was found dead at Spector's residence on February 3, 2003.

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