London: Veteran actress Dame Helen Mirren has stepped into the shoes of actress Bette Midler in a new biopic about disgraced music mogul Phil Spector.
Midler was forced to quit the film due to a herniated disc in her back. Now Mirren has replaced her as Spector`s attorney Linda Kenny Braden, reports dailystar.co.uk.
The HBO film will star Al Pacino as Spector and chronicle the music 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.