Helen Mirren set to play Baden in Spector flick
New York: Oscar-winner Helen Mirren has reportedly joined the cast of the unnamed Phil Spector biopic.
Mirren has been assigned to play attorney Linda Kenney Baden opposite Al Pacino’s Spector, reports the New York Post.
Earlier, Bette Midler was supposed to play the role but she was forced to vacate last week after suffering a herniated disc.
Baden was one of record producer Spector’s defense attorneys when he was charged with murder of actress/nightclub hostess Lana Clarkson in 2003.
The TV movie is said to focus on the professional relationship between Spector and Baden during the time of his first trial in 2007.