Thumbs Up! Academy Award Winners Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian ('Schindler's List' Screenplay) to Executive Produce the Life Story of Roger Ebert THR
Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian, who won an Academy Award for writing the script for "Schindler's List," are partnering to executive produce the story of Roger Ebert, who may be the most well-known movie critic in the U.S., reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The film will be a documentary based on Ebert's 2011 memoir, "Life Itself."
Says the article, "The book chronicles the famous film critic's struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his battle with thyroid cancer that left him unable to eat, drink or speak; his marriage; his politics; and his spiritual beliefs."
Also involved in the project are director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") and producer Garrett Basch, the story says.