The first trailer for HBO Films' You Don't Know Jack.
Kevorkian, known as Dr. Death, assisted in more than 130 suicides. After willingly sending a videotape of himself euthanizing a terminally ill man to 60 Minutes, he was convicted in 1999 of second-degree murder and spent eight years in prison before getting paroled in 2007.
Loosely based on Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie s book Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian s Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia, the HBO film follows Kevorkian s (Pacino) rise as he builds his infamous Mercy Machine and sets out to perform assisted suicides while waging an epic legal battles defending a patient s right to die.
John Goodman will play Nicol, a friend and co-worker of Kevorkian since 1961 and a steadfast supporter of the right to die.
Susan Sarandon will play Janet Good, an activist with the Hemlock Society who becomes one of Jack s staunchest supporters, working side by side with him to make humane suicide available to the terminally ill and suffering.