Well folks, it looks like Hillary Clinton's documentary is no more. CNN pulled the plug on the film's production shortly after director Charles Ferguson stepped down from his post, due in large part to a lack of help from either political party.
The Academy Award winning director published a rather lengthy Huffington Post article earlier this morning, in which he reveals the cancellation of the project — which centered around the former Secretary of State’s professional and personal life — and explains what exactly made him back out.
“When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film,” Ferguson writes. “Not Democrats, not Republicans — and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration. Not even journalists who want access, which can easily be taken away.”
Ultimately, it all just came down to pure frustration and lack of cooperation. Ferguson admits, “only two persons who had ever dealt with Mrs. Clinton would agree to an on-camera interview, and I suspected that even they would back out.”
CNN confirmed the film's cancellation in a statement given to The Wrap. ”Charles Ferguson has informed us that he is not moving forward with his documentary about Hillary Clinton,” a spokesperson for the news net said. “Charles is an Academy Award winning director who CNN Films was excited to be working with, but we understand and respect his decision.”
The project's demise will certainly come as good news for RNC who unanimously passed a resolution last month to prevent CNN from hosting GOP primary debates unless the channel agreed to cancel the project.
A planned miniseries about Clinton, which caused similar controversy when it was announced in July, is still in development — though Fox TV Studios has already announced that it will not be producing the special.
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