By Craig Hubert | “First time you got felt up, guess what, you were listening to one of my songs.” Welcome to the world of Phil Spector, the subject of a new film set to premiere on HBO in March. Al Pacino is set to board the crazy train as the wild producer of hit records who was convicted of murder in 2009 and is currently serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life. Helen Mirren plays his lawyer, tasked with defending a man who is obviously crazy, with a script from equally bonkers writer David Mamet, who is also directing. Mamet and Spector have a lot more in common than most realize, based on Mamet’s recent writings and Spector’s reputation for bringing a pistol to the studio, and now we have a trailer, our first glimpse at what this thing is all about. With the sounds of “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers in the background (one of Spector’s biggest hits), Pacino waves his hands, screams loudly, shoots guns, and roams around his Charles Foster Kane-like mansion. This has the potential to be a “Liz & Dick” type disaster. Watch the trailer below. “Phil Spector” premieres on March 24th at 9 PM on HBO.
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