Helen Mirren Replacing Bette Midler In HBO Biopic Phil Spector
Posted on Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:12 AM PDT

hmirren071811.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Helen Mirren will be replacing Bette Midler in the HBO Film biopic Phil Spector.

Last Tuesday, filming was suspended after Midler was forced to drop out when she suffered a herniated disc. Oscar winner Mirren will now be stepping in to play the role of Linda Kenney Baden.

The new movie focuses on Phil Spector and his relationship with Baden, the defense attorney who represented the music producer's first murder trial for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

Phil Spector had been filming for six days when Midler pulled out. Filming is now set to pick up again next week.