Phil Spector is a biographical television film directed and written by David Mamet. The film is based on the life of record producer, songwriter and musician Phil Spector, and was released by HBO Films on March 24, 2013 in United States. It stars Al Pacino as Phil Spector, Helen Mirren as defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, and Jeffrey Tambor as Bruce Cutler. It focuses primarily on the relationship between Phil Spector and Linda Kenney Baden, his defense attorney during his two murder trials for the 2003 death of Lana Clarkson in his California mansion.
The film opens with an unusual disclaimer from HBO, stating the film to be fiction, and not based on real events.
The film was originally supposed to star Bette Midler as Linda, but Midler left the project after suffering a back injury and had to be carried off the set.