Actor Al Pacino will depict record producer Phil Spector in a film presently being written by writer/director David Mamet for HBO Films.
Al Pacino won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Dr. Jack Kevorkian in HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack, about the physician convicted for assisted suicide. Pacino’s agent said, “He just saw a very motivating character to play, and he likes the receptivity of Barry [Levinson] and David [Mamet],” reported by the New York Times.
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Diner and Bugsy) will produce the film. He also produced and directed the film Jack.
It was also announced yesterday that HBO will adapt the bestselling Wall Street exposé book Too Big to Fail, about the 2008 financial crisis, with an all-star cast.
On this HBO Movies Paul Giamatti will play US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Billy Crudup will appear as Timothy Geithner, US Secretary of the Treasury. The line-up also includes Tony Shalhoub, William Hurt, James Woods, Ed Asner, Cynthia Nixon and Curtis Hanson will direct.