Martin Scorsese to deliver Bill Clinton documentary

The legendary director describes the former president as "transcendent"


Prachi Gupta
December 17, 2012 11:19PM (UTC)

Legendary film director Martin Scorsese is partnering with HBO to produce a documentary about former President Bill Clinton. "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. “Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure.”

Scorsese has the full support of the 42nd president, who said, “I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as President, and my work in the years since, with HBO’s audience.”

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This will be Scorsese’s fourth collaboration with HBO, including a documentary about American author Fran Lebowitz ("Public Speaking") and the Emmy-winning "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." He also serves as executive producer for the network's "Boardwalk Empire."

h/t The Wrap, Deadline


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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