Last week production on the biopic was suspended after Bette Midler had to pull out on doctors' orders. Now it's been reported that she's been replaced by none other than 'The Queen' star, Helen Mirren.
Mirren will play Linda Kenney Baden, a defense attorney who represented disgraced music producer Phil Spector during his first trial for murdering Lana Clarkson.
The film was written by David Mamet ('Glengarry Glen Ross') and is being executive-produced by 'Rain Man' director Barry Levinson.
It explores the client-attorney relationship between Spector (played by Al Pacino) and Kenney Baden, and has already attracted controversy after Mamet publicly expressed doubts about Spector's guilt.
Production was halted after six days of filming when Midler bowed out, and is now expected to resume sometime next week.
Mirren is, of course, no stranger to heavyweight TV drama. Her role as Det. Jane Tennison in the '90s UK crime series 'Prime Suspect' revived her career and won her a slew of awards. She later went on to win an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her work in the HBO period piece, 'Elizabeth 1.'