The film, also starring Susan Sarandon, will be screened in the US on April 24, reports The Telegraph. Pacino said that he has not met Dr. Kevorkian but had a chat with him and seen his television footage.
"The real zealots are rare, they go out the window. That kind of commitment, I wanted to see what that was like. There are times when you want to meet the person you're playing. With Kevorkian, I just enveloped myself in the research. I see him as a doctor who cared for his patients. A sort-of 1960s revolutionary," said Pacino.
Right-to-die activist Dr Kevorkian was convicted of second degree homicide in 1999 and jailed in Michigan. He was released in 2007.