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HBO is preparing a documentary focusing on former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
The documentary, titled 41, takes a look at the life of America’s 41st President.
Bush himself will contribute to the documentary with reflections on his life, which includes his 1989-1993 presidency as well as his aviator experiences in World War II and his tenure as CIA director.
He also served as Vice President under Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989. His son, George W. Bush, served as the 43rd President from 2001-2009.
Bush, 87, reportedly agreed to contribute to 41 after meeting the writer and director Jeffrey Roth. Bush was also impressed with Roth’s 2007 documentary The Wonder of It All, which focused on the men involved in the Apollo space missions.
41 was filmed in 17 months at Bush’s presidential library in Texas and his summer home in Maine. It was produced by Bush’s friend Jerry Weintraub, who produced films such as The Karate Kid (1984) and Diner (1982).
“He’s a beautiful, wonderful man and he deserves this — it’s a great birthday present we’re giving him,” Weintraub said of the documentary.
41 will air June 14, two days after Bush’s birthday.
Weintraub also insisted that there are no political messages in the film.
“It’s not a Hollywood movie — it’s genuine,” he said.