Edward Norton Ready to Shop Around His Barack Doc’

Barack Obama just can’t get those celebs off his back! We hear from Cinematical that Variety’s reporting two-time Oscar nominee Edward Norton and his Class 5 Films are getting ready to shop around a documentary about Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign. And it seems like they were ahead of the hype – the impetus for the film, according to Mr. Norton, was a speech Mr. Obama gave during the Democratic National Convention back in 2004: “We were all so struck by Barack’s speech and talked about how exciting it was to see someone from our generation, not our parents’, make his presence felt in such an inspiring way … It was akin to the way I remembered my dad describing how he felt when Kennedy gave his inauguration speech.” Directors Amy Rice and Alicia Sams have been shooting since 2006, when Mr. Obama gave them access on his visit to Africa that year, and the film’s release is set for 2009 (with or without Mr. Obama in the Whitehouse).