Helen Mirren Ignores Threats And Starts 'Phil Spector' Movie

Helen Mirren - Helen Mirren Ignores Threats And Starts 'Phil Spector' Movie

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A defiant Helen Mirren arrived on the set of the upcoming Phil Spector biopic this week, despite receiving warnings to pull out or face "serious consequences". The Oscar-winning actress is refusing to back down from playing Linda Kenny Baden, the music mogul's defence lawyer and close friend, according to the UK's Daily Mail.
A group of "influential" Hollywood insiders and friends of actress Lana Clarkson are protesting Mirren's involvement in the movie. Spector is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Clarkson, but the movie reportedly hints at the producer's innocence. Dame Helen's spokesman confirmed the actress had received a letter sent by protestors, but added, "She's in the movie. She's not dropping out. That's all she's saying". Friends of Clarkson have enlisted the help of publicity agent Edward Lozzi to organise a protest campaign seeking to ban actors involved in the movie from receiving awards. Lozzi described the project as, "an insensitive attempt to portray the loathsome, lying, gun-abusing convicted murderer of our friend Lana Clarkson with some kind of sympathy".
Helen Mirren, who recently scooped LA Fitness' 'Body of the Year' award, stars alongside Al Pacino in the controversial new movie. Production began in Long Island and Manhattan about a month ago.


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Why aren't they picketing Al Pacino?
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Helen Mirren isn't frumpy enough to play Linda Kenny Baden and Daniel Benzali would have been a better choice for Bruce Cutler.Spector was found quilty of Murder in a court of law. Nobody is going to care if wee phil rots in prison and nobody is going to find the movie reputable if they think they can change history by making him appear innocent, no matter who plays the acting rolls.
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Phil's doing his time. He's paying. I think people should use their own judgement to see the biopic. I don't think threatened actors respond well and they will move forward with the project. Dame Helen Mirren is a good choice. Have you seen Linda Kenny Baden lately? She's really very lovely. I am sorry for Ms Clarkson's death, but, I want to see the film and will make my own decision. Free country.
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