Scorsese to tell critic’s story
We have learned to remain wary of news concerning Martin Scorsese projects. The great man has been promising to make that documentary on British cinema for close to a decade. The Sinatra biopic has also sat at the end of too many long fingers. But he will surely not let down his old pal Roger Ebert.
The stalwart Chicago critic – still hammering way, despite having undergone debilitating facial surgery – learnt last week that Scorsese intends to produce a documentary on his eventful life. Steve James will direct.
The film is to be based on Ebert’s autobiography, Life Itself – a tome Reel News heartily endorses.