Helen Mirren Will Replace Bette Midler in HBO Film About Phil Spector Trial

Posted by at 12:37 am on July 19, 2011

Less than a week after filming of the HBO Films movie Phil Spector was suspended after co-star Bette Midler had to pull out for medical reasons, the producers of the David Mamet-written and directed movie have found a replacement, who no stranger to doing an HBO film.

The winner is…….Oscar owner Helen Mirren has been tapped to star opposite Al Pacino (Phil Spector) in the film.

The film explores the client-attorney relationship between legendary music producer Phil Spector (and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden (Mirren), who represented Spector during his first trial for murder. Filming is now expected to resume next week.

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