Early Word

Barackumentary

Those of you who just couldn’t have enough of the half-hour Obama infomercial can look forward to a feature-length production in 2009. According to Variety, HBO has paid “low seven figures” for the rights to air an Ed Norton-produced Barack Obama documentary that's been in the works for two years. Filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams have followed Obama and his family, friends, and staff throughout the election. Spotlights include his 2006 trip to Africa, the campaign announcement, and the upcoming inauguration. Norton believes the film "will capture a tipping point in American history, when a new generation of leadership emerged and old prejudices were finally vaulted over."