Scorsese making Clinton doco

Martin Scorsese has announced that he will be making a documentary about former US president, Bill Clinton. Photo / AP
Martin Scorsese has announced that he will be making a documentary about former US president, Bill Clinton. Photo / AP

Veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese says he will make a documentary about former US president Bill Clinton.

Scorsese, who has made award-winning films about Bob Dylan and former Beatle George Harrison, has Clinton's full co-operation on the project with cable broadcaster HBO.

"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," Scorsese said on Monday.

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

Clinton added: "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."

Scorsese, whose fictional dramas include Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, won a primetime Emmy for the small screen film No Direction Home in 2005 about Dylan, and two for 2011's George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

The filmmaker, who is an executive producer on HBO's award-winning crime drama Boardwalk Empire, is also thought to be working on a biopic of classic crooner Frank Sinatra.

Clinton was US president from 1993 to 2001. After leaving the White House he set up the William J Clinton Foundation, which fosters public-private projects in a range of areas including healthcare, the economy and the environment.

- AFP

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