Roger Ebert Documentary To Be Produced By Martin Scorsese
By Ryan Gowland
Not every film critic is going to get a movie based on their life story, but not every film critic has the renown of Roger Ebert, whose 2011 memoir Life Itself has been optioned to become a documentary from “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters” director Steve James and executive producers Steven Zaillian (“American Gangster” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” scribe) and some guy named Martin Scorsese.
Ebert himself broke the news on his Twitter (via The Film Stage), then explained how the project came together to CriticWire.
“This dropped out of the blue,” explained…
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