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HBO, Pacino reteam on Spector biopic

Actor will play the record producer in telepic

Music biopics struggle to make it to bigscreen

HBO is once again teaming with Al Pacino, this time on a Phil Spector biopic.

The actor who just won an Emmy for his role as Jack Kevorkian in the pay cabler’s telepic “You Don’t Know Jack” is set to play the iconic record producer who was sent to jail last year for a minimum of 19 years for the murder of Lana Clarkson.

Still in the development stage and without a title, HBO Films pic is set to be written and directed by David Mamet. Barry Levinson, who directed “Jack,” will exec produce.

ICM agent John L. Burnham, who reps Pacino, Mamet and Levinson, told the New York Times: “He just saw a very interesting character to play, and he likes the sensibility of David and Barry.”

Spector, credited for the “Wall of Sound” of the 1960s, produced more than 15 top-10 hits in the decade. Known for a fiery temper throughout his career, Spector reportedly became more eccentric in later years and went through three attorneys in his first murder trial, which ended in a mistrial.

This will be Pacino’s third project with HBO. He played attorney Roy Cohn in the 2003 miniseries “Angels in America.”

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