Edward Norton's documentary on Barack Obama underway

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Washington, Mar 12 : A major documentary about the Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is underway.

Edward Norton and his Class 5 Films has included Endeavor partner Ari Emanuel and lawyer Andrew Hurwitz to make a distribution deal for a film the company is producing for release in 2009.

Good, Green Film Co. and Citi Prods are financing the as-yet-untitled film, reports Variety.

Amy Rice and Alicia Sams are the directors of the film and they began shooting before Obama's declaration of candidacy to become the Democratic Party's 2008 presidential nominee.

Norton revealed that the motivation to make such a docu came during a chat with his Class 5 partners Bill Migliore and Stuart Blumberg and the directors right after Obama raised his national profile with a memorable speech during the Democratic National Convention in 2004.

The film's production started way before Obama began his presidential run in spring 2006.

Norton further said that Obama will be followed through the duration of his White House run, so right now it is not possible to set a timetable or budget tag.

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