Norton Developing Obama Documentary


Edward Norton (upcoming The Incredibe Hulk) and his Class 5 Films are preparing to shop a feature documentary about the historic presidential campaign mounted by Sen. Barack Obama, says Variety. Here’s a clip:

Class 5 has engaged Endeavor partner Ari Emanuel and lawyer Andrew Hurwitz to make a distribution deal for a film the company is producing for release in 2009. Doc has financing in place from Good, Green Film Co. and Citi Prods.

Amy Rice and Alicia Sams are directing the as-yet-untitled pic. They began shooting footage before Obama’s declaration of candidacy to become the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nominee. Emanuel, who guided the sales of Sacha Baron Cohen’s pseudo-docs “Borat” and “Bruno,” and the Michael Moore docs “Sicko” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” has been an outspoken supporter of Obama. The brother of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) has organized meet-and-greets in Hollywood and hosted fund-raisers for Obama. Norton, a longtime Endeavor client, has also been a supporter, reportedly donating to Obama’s campaigns.

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