Variety is reporting that Al Pacino is getting ready to star in the silliest named adaptation of a convicted killer’s life story in the history of film: “You Don’t Know Jack.”
Kevorkian, 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.” He was convicted of second-degree murder in 1999 and is serving his sentence in a maximum-security prison in Michigan.
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.
Its a pretty heavy subject to have for a movie that is named after a board game. Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll film it as a comedy… maybe even as a musical.