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Al Pacino to play Jack Kevorkian

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Washington, (ANI): Al Pacino is set to play Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a former pathologist most noted for publicly championing a terminal patient''s right to die, in an HBO biopic. The acting legend will star in the Barry Levinson project, which concentrates on Kevorkian"s construction of his infamous “Mercy Machine" and his first assisted suicide in the early 1990s.

Kevorkian, who claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients to meet their end and famously said that “dying is not a crime", served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder, reports Variety magazine.

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