Al Pacino to play Phil Spector?

Hollywood legend may play controversial producer

Al Pacino is the frontrunner to play controversial music producer Phil Spector in an upcoming biopic.

The project would see The Godfather actor once again team up with US network HBO for a movie following his appearance in You Don’t Know Jack, in which he played Euthanasia promoter Dr Jack Kevorkian.

Spector was convicted in 2009 of murder following the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson in his home, and is currently serving a 19-years-to life prison sentence.

The pioneering producer made his name in the ’60s, and was famous for his “wall of sound” approach to recording. However, he also became notorious for his eccentric behaviour in and out of the studio.

According to the Nytimes.com, David Mamet will write and possibly direct the movie.