Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Director Charles Ferguson has cancelled his upcoming Hillary Clinton miniseries because of various political reasons, he said in a blog post on Monday.
Writing on Huffington Post blog, Ferguson explained why, saying, while he thinks the film is something he would be proud of, not many people are willing to help him make it.
“I would have loved to explore all this,” he wrote. “But when I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film.” Yes, he was shunned help by both Republicans and Democrats.
He added, “I even sensed potential difficulty in licensing archival footage from CBN (Pat Robertson) and from Fox. After approaching well over a hundred people, only two persons who had ever dealt with Mrs. Clinton would agree to an on-camera interview, and I suspected that even they would back out.”
To add to that, “Neither political party wanted the film made. After painful reflection, I decided that I couldn’t make a film of which I would be proud. And so I’m cancelling.” Ferguson cleared, though, that he is not canceling due to any “pressure” from CNN.
In a final note, he wrote, “It’s a victory for the Clintons, and for the money machines that both political parties have now become. But I don’t think that it’s a victory for the media, or for the American people. I still believe that Mrs. Clinton has many virtues including great intelligence, fortitude, and a deep commitment to bettering the lives of women and children worldwide. But this is not her finest hour.”
The said miniseries, which stars Diane Lane, was supposed to air in 2016, before the presidential elections, wherein Clinton is reported to run for office.