HBO Planning Nora Ephron Documentary from the Director's Son
Last summer, sad news hit Hollywood with the sudden passing of Sleepless in Seattle director and When Harry Met Sally writer Nora Ephron. Though she won't be making anymore films, her legacy will live on in cinema for years to come. In addition, the life of Ephron will also be getting the film treatment thanks to HBO. According to THR, the cable network is working with Ephron's son, journalist Jacob Bernstein, to create an intimate documentary portrait of his mother which he will direct and co-produce. The film will be called Everything is Copy, based on something Ephron had taught her son at an early age. More below!
if you don't know Bernstein, he wrote an amazing piece on his mother for The New York Times called Nora Ephron's Final Act. It's certainly a tearjerker, and it's easy to see how a documentary could capture the passion within that article, especially if it includes interviews with the many talents who have worked with Ephron over the years. Nick Hooker will co-direct with Bernstein, and it's probably a safe bet that names like Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal and Meryl Streep will come out to talk about the female filmmaker and her impact on pop culture and their own lives and careers. Ephron may not have always made the best films, but she was a truly gifted talent on the page and behind the camera, so this documentary should be an interesting look at her professional and personal life.