Scorsese Producing Roger Egert Movie

Iconic movie critic Roger Ebert has confirmed that his memoirs Life Itself will now become a documentary film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Hoop Dreams Director Steve James and Gangs of New York screenwriter Steven Zaillian are also attached to the project.  Here’s what Ebert himself had to say about the news:

“This dropped out of the blue. They say they have a good idea for an approach. I believe Steve James’ ‘Hoop Dreams’ is one of the greatest documentaries ever made, and my hopes for this are so high. I never thought of my book as a doc. I’m keeping hands off any involvement, such as with the screenplay, because I don’t want to be a third wheel. Whatever they do I will be fascinated.”

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