The Last Jedi actress, Laura Dern, is wearing her producer hat for an upcoming documentary on the White House Photographer, Pete Souza.
Focus Features will produce a documentary about former chief official White House photographer Pete Souza, who worked during the Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan administrations.
Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army, Bobby Kennedy For President, the upcoming film Good Trouble about Congressman John Lewis) will direct and produce the film about the prolific and outspoken photojournalist. Evan Hayes (Free Solo) will produce under his ACE Content alongside Laura Dern (Marriage Story) and her Jaywalker Pictures partner Jayme Lemons, in association with Platform One Media.
Focus Features will handle North American distribution on the film, and Universal Pictures International will distribute around the rest of the world.
Over the course of his assignments covering two administrations, Souza gained unprecedented access to presidencies on both sides of the political spectrum. His work led him to explore the notion of leadership, and today Souza uses his art as commentary on how the US has evolved as a country and where it might be headed. The film will feature previously unseen behind-the-scenes photographs.