Al Pacino to play Phil Spector in HBO movie: Best casting ever?

Al-Pacino-Phil-SpectorImage Credit: Jason LaVeris/; Paul Buck-Pool/Getty ImagesHBO plans to put together a Phil Spector biopic and has zeroed in on Al Pacino to portray the “wall of sound” music legend, according to the New York Times. At first mention, the casting seems sensible—sure, why not have Pacino play Spector? He’d be great, of course. But then, when you look at photos of the pair next to each other, it all comes together. Look at these two here! Isn’t the resemblance ridiculously uncanny? Pacino, of course, has a knack for bringing real-life people to life, as he did in two other HBO projects—Jack Kevorkian in this year’s You Don’t Know Jack and Roy Cohn in Angels in America. (Man, this guy likes HBO.) Of course, Pacino has been great in many things. But methinks this might just be the perfect pairing—if not only for the acting, but also for the follicular similarity. Do you agree, PopWatchers?

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  • V

    Just for the hair alone, this is awesome.

  • Brace yourselves

    It should work, but Pacino has almost become a caricature of himself in recent years and tends to chew up the scenery. Fingers crossed.

  • tracy bluth

    He could literally play a tree and I would love it.

    • Mr. Holloway

      He came close in “88 Minutes.” That was some kind of awful.

  • LostinDharma101

    this is great casting, maybe another Emmy for Al again. Will definitely catch this.

  • HD

    What is up with Phil’s hair? Everytime I see a photo of him, it’s always some ridiculous mess!

    • tracy bluth

      at least “messed up justin bieber” is way better than “struck by lightning afro”.

      • Mary B

        Love Al Pacino, not loving the idea of him in an afro wig.

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    • puslu

      Love the structure Brad, ayalws envious about the ease of which you create faultless structures,.. not only the rawcut king, the structure king too, was like one of those boomerang chucks where it starts out spinning low for a while then hooks way up into the air,.. I now can listen first hand too, from your recent advice about harmonies, I heard two voices, either side, sounded sweet, enough apart in tone, but not too much so that they gel, good technique. Now being the rawcut king, is a compliment but there is a slight bitey connotation to it, there has been many a lovely rawcut, but I beg you to finish one of them! perrrrlease!

  • bruno

    best casting ever.

  • TonyMontana

    Do you tools not get that Phil wears perhaps the most painfully obvious RUG ever seen ???

  • SaraJ

    It is great, but who is going to play Ronnie Spector?? They better show that relationship — that is the most interesting thing about his life, in addition to the Wall of Sound, in my opinion.

  • deedee

    Tanner- I think it is the other way around; Al doesn’t like HBO – HBO really likes Al

  • Dee Jones

    Looks like they were separated at birth. Is this the later years of Phil Spector`s life?

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