Al Pacino Gets Angry In New Phil Spector Trailer

By Kelly West 2013-02-04 18:29:55 discussion comments
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The previously released teaser for HBO's upcoming movie Phil Spector focused on the reputation of the title character, played by Al Pacino, but only gave us a few bits of audio from the film. The latest trailer for the movie offers a much bigger glimpse of Pacino as the man who, in recent years, made headlines not for his music, but for being accused of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson ten years ago. Based on the video, music, guns and a very agitated Al Pacino are on the menu for this one.

Based on the trailer, as he's depicted in the film, Phil Spector is a guy who's well aware of the mark he's made on the music industry, telling someone, "The first time you got felt up, guess what? You were listening to one of my songs," and referring to himself as "the most successful music producer in the history of the world." The trailer actually uses one of Spector's songs, which doesn't hurt his argument. But did he kill Lana Clarkson, as some believe? Pacino's Spector vehemently denies it (in a roundabout way), and his attorney Linda Kenny Baden (played by Helen Mirren) is willing to defend him, at personal cost.



Al Pacino may be at his best when he's worked up, but factor in the wigs and wardrobe of his character in this film and things get a bit less familiar looking. Pacino's escalating anger suggests an increasingly tense tone for the movie, which - in the trailer, anyway- is oddly enhanced by the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody." Between the story, the network delivering it, the cast, which - in addition to Pacino and Mirren - also includes Jeffrey Tambor, and the potential for an interesting soundtrack, Phil Spector's one to keep an eye out for. The movie is scheduled to premiere on HBO on Sunday, March 24 at 9:00 p.m.
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