HBO has acquired the rights to a documentary from actor Edward Norton's Class 5 Films following President-Elect Barack Obama. The still untitled doc will premiere on HBO in 2009.
The documentary crew has been following Obama since his trip to Africa in the summer of 2006, and since then has had "unprecedented access to Obama, his senior campaign staff, family, friends, and volunteers," throughout his campaign, according to the network. The crew will continue shooting footage through the inauguration. The film will document his rise, while "examining American politics and culture through the prism of his candidacy."