Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) has signed on to direct an untitled four-hour miniseries documentary on the life and music of Frank Sinatra. Alcon Television Group and Frank Sinatra Enterprises will produce the special, slated to premiere on HBO.
The film will be a close examination of the singer’s career and personal life, featuring never-before-seen archival footage such as home movies and private performances. Sinatra spanned decades as a top recording artist and performer as well as Hollywood star and leader of the Las Vegas rat pack.
In 2005, Gibney was nominated for Best Documentary for “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” before his “Taxi to the Dark Side” won in 2008. In February 2013, HBO premiered Gibney’s “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” a documentary exploring pedophilia in the Catholic Church (TOH’s interview with Gibney about that film is here).
This summer, Focus Features will release his newest film “We Steal the Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” (TOH’s video interview with Gibney).