Martin Scorsese To Direct Bill Clinton Documentary For HBO
One of the most dramatic presidential runs in U.S. history centers around Arkansas’ own Bill Clinton. Now his life is set to become a movie in 2013 helmed by cinematic genius Martin Scorsese.
HBO has announced the award-winning director will have full input from the Democrat, who left office in January 2001 having served his second term.
Scorsese said in a statement that Clinton “continues to shape the political dialogue” worldwide.
Meanwhile, a film about Clinton’s wife Hillary – Rodham – has made The Black List of 2012’s best unmade screenplays.
It follows in the footsteps of The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire, which both went on to win Oscars for best picture.
The Rodham biopic by Young II Kim is set during the height of the Watergate scandal and features young lawyer Hillary Rodham as she is chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to impeach Nixon.
She has to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for Clinton, her former boyfriend who teaches law in Arkansas.
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