17 December 2012 10:13 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Martin Scorsese is jumping onto the presidential profile bandwagon. The director and HBO are partnering on an official documentary of the 42nd president of the U.S., Bill Clinton, whose popularity has soared since his grandstanding speech at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton is cooperating on the doc, which will "explore his perspectives on history, politics, culture and the world," stated HBO in a release. His wife Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, is expected to run for president. Scorsese is directing and producing with Steve Bing. This doc will be Scorsese’s fourth collaboration with HBO; he also directed the documentaries “Public Speaking” (2010), “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (2011), as well as executive producing the hit series “Boardwalk Empire,” which won a directing  Emmy last year. Scorsese stated: “A towering figure who remains a major voice in world issues,...

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