January 15, 2010 09:03:19 GMT
69 year-old Al Pacino will be seen tackling the role of Dr. Jack Kevorkian aka Dr. Death in upcoming TV movie 'You Don't Know Jack' along with Susan Sarandon and John Goodman.
Al Pacino is to play euthanasia activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a star-studded new TV movie. The movie star will team up with Susan Sarandon, John Goodman and Danny Huston in Barry Levinson's "You Don't Know Jack".
Kevorkian was dubbed Dr. Death when he stunned the world with his "Mercy Machine" in the early 1990s, and performed his first assisted suicide. As a doctor, he also builds controversy with his epic legal battles defending a patient's right to die.
Professionally, Al Pacino made his movie debut in 1969 film "Me, Natalie." He went to appear in some movies such as "The Godfather", "The Merchant of Venice" and "Ocean's Thirteen". Beside playing in front of the camera, he is also involved behind the lens. His directorial credits include "Looking for Richard", "Chinese Coffee" and "Salomaybe?".