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Bill Clinton documentary in works from Martin Scorsese, HBO

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Bill Clinton

Famed director Martin Scorsese has teamed up with HBO to produce a documentary on former president Bill Clinton, the premium cable network announced Monday.

"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," HBO executives said in a statement.

The film will have the former president's cooperation. "I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film,” Clinton said. “I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as President, and my work in the years since, with HBO's audience.”

Since leaving office, Clinton has worked with his own William J. Clinton Foundation, which promotes and addresses international causes.

Scorsese has received numerous awards for his filmmaking, including an AFI Life Achievement Award in 1997, and a 2006 best director Oscar for "The Departed."

His previous work for HBO includes "Boardwalk Empire," for which he directed the series pilot and serves as executive producer; a 2011 documentary on Beatle George Harrison; and a 2010 documentary on Fran Lebowitz.

No release date or title have yet been given for the Clinton documentary.