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Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary

Published time: December 18, 2012 15:25
Edited time: December 18, 2012 19:26
Former US President Bill Clinton (Reuters / Keith Bedford)

Former US President Bill Clinton (Reuters / Keith Bedford)

Former President Bill Clinton will appear in a documentary film about him to be directed by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese. The director describes the 42nd President of the United States as 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," the man behind The Departed said announcing the film.

The 70-year-old director is known to be a long-time Democrat. He publicly supported Hillary Clinton’s 2000 and 2006 Senate campaigns.

Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice. He served his term from 1993 to 2001.

Made with Clinton’s full cooperation, the film is set to explore his perspectives on history, politics, culture and the world, Deadline.com informed.

“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,” Clinton was quoted as saying.

Earlier this year The Page Six column of The New York Post reported that Monica Lewinsky was "shopping a top-secret book project" as she allegedly decided to document her affair with Clinton in 1998.