Martin Scorsese to Direct Bill Clinton Documentary for “HBO”


Legendary director Martin Scorsese will have his chance at crafting a documentary based on Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States.

The documentary will be for “HBO” and is reported to have Mr. Clinton’s full cooperation. The documentary will explore Mr. Clinton’s views on politics, culture, and the world in general.

Mr. Clinton has kept a high profile since his term as President ended. He’s a major activist on the humanitarian front, and played a big role in President Barack Obama’s re-election bid this year.

Mr. Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention was received immensely well, as his “arithmetic” pitch solidified his 66 percent popularity rating across the nation according to a Gallup poll taken in July.

Scorsese the director known for classics such as; “Goodfellas,” “Taxi Driver,” and Raging Bull,” has forayed into HBO documentaries in the past. He currently is an executive producer of HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit “Boardwalk Empire.”

“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 said in a statement. “Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure,” Scorsese added.

Mr. Clinton shared the same sentiments in his own statement.

“I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film. 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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