Mirren replaces Midler in Spector biopic

Updated: Jul 20, 2011, 09:01 AM IST

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.