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Al Pacino to play lead in Kevorkian biopic

Submitted by saveri on May 27, 2009 – 11:55 am2 Comments
AP/Matt Sayles

AP/Matt Sayles

With the trio of HBO, Barry Levinson and Al Pacino probably coming together for their latest biopic “You don’t know Jack”, it will be a treat for film connesuiers to watch Al Pacino don the role of Jack Kevorkian, infamous as a suicide assistant to more than 150 terminally ill patients during the 60′s. Dr. Jack Kevorkian himself had called upon his conviction of second-degree maximum imprisonment, when he on his own accord sent a tape of him euthanizing a terminally ill patient.

If negotiations for the biopic successfully fall through, then it will trace the graph of Dr.Jack’s life from his first assisted suicide to his legal encounters confirming the patient’s right to die along with media hype that followed.
It was rumored that Ben Kingsley was supposedly to play the lead character in this biopic, but looks like reel-life role of Dr. Kevorkian is finally going to be staged by Al Pacino.

Barry Levinson is all set to direct the film jotted by Adam Mazer of the “Breach” fame which is loosely adapted from the book “Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia” written by Neal Nicol.

2 Comments »

  • Nysa says:

    Wowwww!!! Alfredo James A.K.A “Al” Pacino is back…. I am damn sure this man-next-door & academic award winner for ‘The Godfather’ star won’t leave the opportunity in vain.
    C’mon Al, we r waiting to see u in Dr. Jack Kevorkian shoes…

  • Mia says:

    Al Pacino playing a 2 second fleeting role in a flop movie..i would rate it 5* :) …His chiseled looks can make any girl any faint. The film’s topic is so personal and with Pacino playing Dr.Jack, that it will surely change the way people shy from commenting on euthanasia.

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