DEBUTING IN ASIA MARCH 25 AT 8PM ON HBO / HBO HD
As Mamet explains, “The story is her coming to grips with the notion of what is reasonable doubt, and what is prejudice.”
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According to Mamet, PHIL SPECTOR is a mythological story, and he approaches it as such, rather than as a news story. Mamet begins his film with the card, “This is a work of fiction. It’s not ‘based on a true story.’ It is a drama inspired by actual persons in a trial, but it is neither an attempt to depict the actual persons, nor to comment upon the trial or its outcome.”
Al Pacino says, “This is the first trial of Phil Spector – when he is first accused of this heinous crime. It’s all new to him in terms of the media – their reaction to it – and his introduction to Linda, who is played by Helen Mirren. And it’s their relationship, in the course of their preparation for the trial.”
Helen Mirren comments, “I think whenever you have as extreme a personality as Phil Spector was with the kind of history that he had, he is already vilified. He is made into a monster before any trial begins, so I think that was very much the case with Phil Spector, and it does happen in other cases.”
Joining Al Pacino (HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack) and Helen Mirren (HBO’s Elizabeth I) in the cast are Emmy® nominee Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) as Bruce Cutler, the original lead defense attorney on the Spector team and Golden Globe® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (HBO’s Tsunami: The Aftermath) as mock prosecutor.
Defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden served as a consultant on the film, which is executive produced by Academy Award® winner Barry Levinson and David Mamet, and produced by Emmy® winner Michael Hausman.
Catch the premiere of PHIL SPECTOR when it premieres on Monday, March 25 at 8pm exclusively on HBO and HBO HD.
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