Martin Scorsese Making HBO Film About Bill Clinton

by | December 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM | TV News

Former President Bill Clinton (Photo: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Director Martin Scorsese is making a documentary about former president Bill Clinton for HBO.

The cable network announced Monday that Clinton will be offering his full cooperation on the project, which Scorsese will be producing and directing.

The announcement did not include a targeted air date for the film.

Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States, who served in the oval office from 1993 to 2001.

“President Clinton is one of the most compelling figures of our time, whose world view and perspective, combined with his uncommon intelligence, make him a singular voice on the world stage,” said Richard Plepler, HBO CEO and Michael Lombardo, HBO Programming president, in a statement. “This documentary, under Marty’s gifted direction, creates a unique opportunity for the President to reflect on myriad issues that have consumed his attention and passion throughout both his Presidency and post-Presidency.”

“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 added. “Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure.”

Earlier this year HBO presented a documentary on another former president, George H.W. Bush.