A HBO documentary, directed by Martin Scorsese, about former US President Bill Clinton has stalled. Sources close to the project claim there have been disagreements between Scorsese and Clinton over control of content.

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Bill Clinton photographed in 2013 at a campaign event for President Obama.

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The partly filmed documentary was intended to focus on Clinton's years as President and his life since, including his recent philanthropic visits to South Africa. The documentary also reportedly featured footage of Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, who was allegedly involved in producing the documentary. 

Issues have arisen as Scorsese is reportedly unwilling to relinquish any control over interview questions, according to the NY Times. At the time the project was announced in 2012, as Rolling Stone reports, Scorsese stressed how he wanted to "provide greater insight into this transcendent figure [Clinton]" through "intimate conversation". It is alleged some in Clinton's camp wanted to ensure Scorsese's questions were vetted before being put to the former President. Scorsese seemingly has refused to relinquish any control over content to Clinton's people. 

The problems between Clinton and Scorsese extend beyond the interview issues as Clinton reportedly wants further control over editing. This may be due to concerns Clinton has regarding how his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is presented and how this may impact upon her Presidential campaign if she chooses to run in 2016.  

Representatives for HBO have denied the project has been completely shelved. "It's not happening soon but that doesn't mean it's not going to happen," the rep said. The rep also described the rumours concerning a disagreement between Clinton and Scorsese were "inaccurate". 

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Martin Scorsese at 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards in February 2014.