03/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ed Norton Prepping Obama Documentary

US actor Ed Norton and his Class 5 Films are producing a documentary about Democrat Barack Obama's historic bid for the White House, according to reports Wednesday in Hollywood.

The feature film planned for release in 2009 will focus on the political campaign of the Illinois senator, who is locked in a bitter fight with former first lady Hillary Clinton to be their party's nominee for president, industry daily Variety reported on its website.

The as-yet-unnamed documentary's co-directors Amy Rice and Alicia Sam have had their cameras rolling since an Obama trip to Africa in 2006, according to the report. He launched his presidential campaign shortly thereafter.

It was Obama's inspiring speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2004 that motivated Norton to do the film.

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