Martin Scorsese plans Bill Clinton documentary

London: Filmmaker Martin Scorsese has signed on to shoot a TV documentary about former US President Bill Clinton.

The 70-year-old will co-produce the project with Steve Bing for TV network HBO, reports

"President Clinton is one of the most compelling figures of our time, whose world view and perspective, combined with his uncommon intelligence, make him a singular voice on the world stage," Richard Plepler, the executive told The Wrap.

"This documentary, under Marty`s gifted direction, creates a unique opportunity for the president to reflect on a myriad of issues that have consumed his attention and passion throughout both his Presidency and post-Presidency," he added.

Scorsese, who previously won the Academy Award for best director for "The Departed" in the year 2006, can`t wait to start working on the project.

"A towering figure, who remains a major voice in world issues, President Clinton continues to shape the political dialogue both here and around the world. Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure," he said.