[07/18/11 - 10:51 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 18 Updates include: Giancarlo Esposito to visit ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; B.D. Wong departs "Law & Order: SVU"; and Mike Vogel tapped as new lead on ABC's "Pan Am."
[07/12/11 - 11:05 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, July 12 Updates include: Bette Midler exits HBO's Phil Spector project; Lauren German joins "Hawaii Five-0" at CBS; and Mark Valley likewise set for NBC's "Harry's Law."
[05/23/11 - 10:02 PM] Development Update: Monday, May 23 Updates include: Showtime renews "Nurse Jackie," cancels "United States of Tara"; plus Bette Midler, Jeffrey Tambor join Al Pacino in HBO's Phil Spector docudrama.
[10/08/10 - 06:33 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 8 Updates include: Al Pacino to play Phil Spector for HBO; Donald Todd leads "Zits," "True Detectives" adaptations for CBS; and Angus T. Jones lands a raise on "Two and a Half Men."
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, January 2013) PHIL SPECTOR: Written and directed by David Mamet, the film is his exploration of the client-attorney relationship between legendary music producer Phil Spector (Al Pacino) and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren), who represented Spector during his first trial for murder. Mamet also serves as executive producer with Barry Levinson. The cast also includes Jeffrey Tambor and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Debuts this spring.