HBO announced this week that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese has signed on to produce and direct an upcoming documentary about the 43rd president of the United States, Bill Clinton. Also signing on for the film is multimillionaire producer Steve Bing. Bing was both producer and financier for Scorsese’s 2008 Rolling Stones documentary “Shine a Light” and is also a huge Clinton supporter donating to the William J. Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s various campaigns.
The film will focus on Clinton’s perspectives on history and politics as well as his time in the oval office and is being made with the full support of Clinton himself. Scorsese expressed his excitement over the project in a statement saying that Bill Clinton is “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. Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure.”