Friday, August 28, 2009

Dr. Kevorkian Biopic - a killer new movie!

Oooh was that title in bad taste? Sorry.

Al Pacino, everyone's favourite scary intense dude, will be playing Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the king of euthanasia, in a new biopic!

You Don't Know Jack, a made for TV film, will follow the life and times (and controversies) of one of the most world-renowned pathologists.

Jack Kevorkian was a huge advocate of the right to die for terminally ill patients, and his medical liscense was revoked in 1991 because of his beliefs, and actions. He spent 8 years in prison and was released in 2007.

He was both celebrated and hated, and we think this might make a great movie. We're just a little surprised that an actor as huge as Pacino is doing a TV movie. Either way, Kevorkian's life is full of interesting material for a film.

Can't wait to see the backlash from the public after the film comes out. We're sure people will get up in arms all over again about the subject matter.

See also: Captivating Close-Up: Al Pacino

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