Al Pacino in Talks to Play Jack Kevorkian in New Biopic

May 27, 2009 By:
Al Pacino in Talks to Play Jack Kevorkian in New Biopic

Al Pacino is currently in negotiations to star in a new HBO movie called "You Don't Know Jack," which is a movie about convicted murderer Jack Kevorkian.

If you all recall, Kevorkian, also known as "Dr. Death," was the infamous advocate of doctor-assisted suicide in the 90's.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 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."

Kevorkian assisted in more than 150 deaths during the 90's. Back in 1999, he videotaped himself assisting a terminally ill man commit suicide, and sent the tape to "60 Minutes."

Shortly after he was convicted of second-degree murder and was given a 10-25 year sentence, but was paroled last June after serving just over eight years.

Pacino hasn't officially signed the contract for the role yet, but we hear he's really close. Can you picture Pacino playing the part?