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Pacino as Dr. Death

Al Pacino is a possible candidate to play Jack Kevorkian a.k.a. Dr. Death in a film directed by Barry Levinson titled “You Don’t Know Jack.”

From Yahoo.com:
The HBO Films biopic, to be directed by Barry Levinson, will follow Kevorkian as he builds his “Mercy Machine,” conducts his first assisted suicide, and starts a media frenzy with his epic legal battles defending a patient’s right to die.

Adam Mazer (“Breach”) wrote the script, which is loosely based on “Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia” by Neal Nicol.

Scorsese to Direct Sinatra Biopic

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From Rollingstone.com:

Director Martin Scorsese has been handed the reigns of a biopic about legendary singer Frank Sinatra. Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures will produce the film; the companies acquired both the life rights and music rights of the Chairman of the Board. “We have dreamt of making a movie about Frank Sinatra, and Marty Scorsese is undeniably the perfect vision keeper for this project,” Mandalay chairman Peter Guber said in a statement.

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