Martin Scorsese is making a Bill Clinton doco for HBO
Happy snap: Hillary and Bill Clinton pose with daughter Chelsea and new son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky after the couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony. Photo: AP
Article originally posted at Mashable.com
HBO is teaming up with Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese to create a documentary about Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. president.
Scorsese will direct and co-produce (with Steve Bing) the film with Clinton's "full cooperation."
"A towering figure who remains a major voice in world issues, President Clinton continues to shape the political dialogue both here and around the world" Scorsese said in a statement released Monday. "Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure."
The documentary will highlight the 66-year-old Clinton's two terms as president, his post-presidential life (including the Clinton Foundation) and likely his marital relationship with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
HBO mentioned in a tweet this will be the fourth collaboration with Scorsese.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler and president of programming Michael Lombardo wrote Monday:
President Clinton is one of the most compelling figures of our time, whose world view and perspective, combined with his uncommon intelligence, make him a singular voice on the world stage. This documentary, under Marty’s gifted direction, creates a unique opportunity for the President to reflect on myriad issues that have consumed his attention and passion throughout both his Presidency and post-Presidency.
Scorsese has directed such films as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Departed, for which he won an Oscar for Best Director in 2006.
"I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film" Clinton said in a statement. "I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as President, and my work in the years since, with HBO's audience."