Martin Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary

LOS ANGELES Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:48am IST

Director Martin Scorsese arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/Files

Director Martin Scorsese arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California February 26, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Danny Moloshok/Files

Stocks

   

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese will get up close and personal with Bill Clinton in a documentary about the former U.S. president, cable channel HBO said on Monday.

The documentary, which has full cooperation from Clinton, promises to delve into the two-term Democrat's views on politics, history, culture and the world.

"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," the director and producer said in a statement.

"Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure," Scorsese added.

HBO would not say when filming would start or when the documentary was slated to air.

Clinton, 66, who was first elected president in 1992, has been popular with the public since he left office in January 2001.

In July, pollsters Gallup measured Clinton's favorability rating at 66 percent and found that he is popular among nearly all segments of the U.S. public.

Clinton has kept a high profile following his presidency through his foundation that aids global development. (Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Patricia Reaney and Dan Grebler)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Upcoming Project

Upcoming Project

Coen Brothers tap Clooney, Johansson for all-star studio comedy.  Full Article 

Robbery Case

Robbery Case

Rap's Suge Knight, comedian Katt Williams arrested in robbery case.  Full Article 

Book Talk

Book Talk

Alan Cumming believes in putting everything out there.  Full Article 

Music Charts

Music Charts

Slipknot tops Billboard album chart as Swift eyes big debut.  Full Article 

Celebrity Buzz

Celebrity Buzz

The latest celebrity news including "Interstellar" stars light up the red carpet.  Video 

Taylor Swift On Top

Taylor Swift On Top

A look at the career of the country kid turned pop superstar.  Slideshow 

Filming Slums

Filming Slums

War reporter-turned movie maker turns camera on Egyptian slums.  Full Article 

When Models Fall

When Models Fall

When fashion models take a tumble on the runway.  Slideshow 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage