May 26, 2009
Al Pacino to play Dr. Kevorkian
Hollywood filmmaker Barry Levinson has agreed to direct Al Pacino in an HBO movie about assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Kevorkian is a real-life pathologist, nicknamed
Dr. Death, who made headlines and sparked ethics debates for helping ailing people who wanted to commit suicide.
Variety.com said Levinson will executive produce and direct the TV movie with Pacino playing the controversial Kevorkian, who is now 80.