MUMBAI: Al Pacino is in negotiations to
star in an HBO Films biopic about Dr. Jack
Kevorkian titled You Don't Know Jack that
Barry Levinson will direct.
also known as Dr. Death, assisted in more
than 150 cases of suicide and had beaten
the state court system in Michigan numerous
times, but was finally convicted after he
willingly sent a videotape of himself euthanizing
a terminally ill man to 60 Minutes.
was convicted of second-degree murder in
1999 and is serving his sentence in a maximum-security
prison in Michigan.
film will trace his rise as he builds his
infamous 'Mercy Machine', conducts his first
assisted suicide and starts a media frenzy
with his epic legal battles defending a
patient's right to die.