The most famous eyebrows behind the camera are focused on Bubba. HBO announced earlier today that they’re financing a documentary/biopic on Bill Clinton to be directed by Martin Scorsese.
The Washington Post points out this is the fourth time Scorsese has worked with the channel when it comes to his documentary work. Scorsese’s attempts at cinema vérité have ranged from The Beatles’ George Harrison (which clocked in over four hours) to writer Fran Lebowitz.
“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,” said Plepler and Lombardo. “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.”
“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,” observed Scorsese. “Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure.”
No word on when Scorsese is going into production on the untitled Clinton doc. But there’s a pretty good chance it’ll open at the New York Film Festival, which has consistently shown the director’s doc forays. Just a bigger question of when we get our DC screening–we’re thinking the Uptown’ll do.