Two trailers have been released for the upcoming HBO feature film, You Don’t Know Jack. It’s based on the real life events circling the controversial “Dr. Death,” Jack Kevorkian. Al Pacino stars as the troubled physician and leads an all star cast in the Barry Levinson directed film. It looks like Pacino might have another Emmy and Golden Globe winning performance on his hands with this one. Check it out…
In You Don’t Know Jack, Pacino is practically unrecognizable as the Michigan doctor who became infamous for assisting the suicides of countless terminally ill patients. He took part in over 130 suicides and after willingly airing one his “procedures” on an episode of “60 minutes” he was arrested and convicted of second-degree murder. He spent 8 years in prison before being released on parole in 2007.
Besides Pacino, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon is also part of the cast as well as Danny Huston and John Goodman. All of the actors shown in the trailer appear to be in top form, so I can’t wait to see the finished product. You Don’t Know Jack looks like it will be a lighter take on the serious issue of having the “right-to-die,” which was the heated debate at the center of the Kevorkian controversy. The film is scheduled to premiere in April on HBO.
Watch the trailers below…
What do you think of Pacino as Kevorkian? Do you think he has another award winning performance on his hands?