“You Don’t Know Jack,” is an upcoming HBO film starring Al Pacino as Dr. Kevorkian,the doctor who served more than eight years in prison for his role in the death of a terminally ill man.”Dr. Death,” as some tagged Kevorkian, was a man who crusaded for a patient’s right to die. “A movie about euthanasia wouldn’t interest me,” said Barry Levinson the director. “It was the complexity of the character and how surprising he is. … It’s a very odd, quirky character, up against a perception of him that gets blown out of perspective.”
The film, written by Adam Mazar, debuts 9 p.m. EDT Saturday on HBO. Both Pacino and Levinson acknowledge that, prior to the project, their knowledge of the retired Michigan pathologist was limited to memories of him as an absorbing news story. What do you think?