Helen Mirren - Dame Helen Mirren Replaces Bette Midler In Spector Film
Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren is to replace Bette Midler in a new biopic about disgraced music mogul Phil Spector.
Midler was forced to pull out of the project due to a herniated disc in her back and now Mirren will take on the role of Spector's attorney, Linda Kenny Braden.
The HBO film will star Al Pacino as Spector and chronicle the record producer's first trial for the 2003 shooting of actress Lana Clarkson at his home. The case resulted in a mistrial in 2007, but in 2009, a second trial ended with a conviction and a 19-year prison sentence for Spector.