Will Al Pacino soon be sipping boba on Main Street? According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Godfather is set to play music producer and infamous former Alhambra resident Phil Spector in an upcoming HBO biopic. Bette Midler will star opposite Pacino as Linda Kenney Baden, the music producer’s defense lawyer during his first murder trial. The film is currently in development and will center on Spector’s relationship with Baden.
Spector was convicted in 2009 for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, allegedly shooting her in the foyer of his Alhambra mansion in 2003. His defense team is currently petitioning the California Court of Appeal for a re-hearing, following the Court's decision earlier this month to uphold his 2009 conviction.
More details about the film can be found at The Hollywood Reporter.