Magazine article Screen International

Eric Clapton Feature Documentary in the Works

Magazine article Screen International

Eric Clapton Feature Documentary in the Works

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A new feature-length Eric Clapton documentary called Eric Clapton: A Life In 12 Bars is in the works, with footage set to be presented to buyers in Berlin.

Rush director Lili Fini Zanuck (who also won an Oscar for producing Driving Miss Daisy), Searching For Sugar Man producer John Battsek and BAFTA-winning Amy editor Chris King are collaborating on the film.

Altitude Film Sales is handling international sales with Altitude Film Distribution taking the film for UK distribution.

The filmmakers have been given access to performance clips, backstage footage, letters, and diary entries from the personal archive of Clapton (pictured above, credit: David Wedgbury).

The story will be told through Clapton's own words and songs alongside interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and musical heroes including BB King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.

Director Lili Fini Zanuck says: "Clapton's music is the foundation of our film - his commitment to the Blues, its traditions and originators is absolute from his earliest days. …

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