Given that the name of the project is Phil Spector, it’s odd to hear that neither the writer/director nor the title actor thinks Spector is the main character.
“Al (Pacino), when he read the script, he said, ‘You know, David, the funny thing is, it’s not my movie. It’s Helen (Mirren’s) movie, it’s Linda Kenney Baden’s movie,’ ” writer/director David Mamet says.
“In a sense it is. It’s her journey.”
So here’s the framework for what you’ll see if you tune into Phil Spector, which premieres Sunday on HBO Canada.