Martin Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary
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)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- U.S. SEC to pay $30 million-plus in largest whistleblower award
- Housing data hits Wall Street; S&P has worst day since August 5 |
- Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first 3 days
- US STOCKS-Housing data hits Wall St; S&P has worst day since Aug 5
- India's Mars mission a step closer to success with engine test
"Cheek to Cheek"
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, bridging a 60-year age gap to form one of music's unlikeliest pairs, launched a jazz album on Monday that lets the pop diva put aside her wacky image to sing sweet harmonies with the elder statesman of cool. Full Article
Millions of beer drinkers from around the world gather in Germany for the annual Oktoberfest festivities. Slideshow
NASA partners with SpaceX and Boeing to build 'space taxis' to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. Slideshow