Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg are the masterminds behind the new Anthony Weiner documentary that premieres at Sundance on Sunday, Jan. 24, and the directors sat down to give us an exclusive insight on what to expect.
Josh Kreigman, formerly Anthony Weiner‘s district chief of staff, is one of two directors on Weiner, the new film about to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. He joined Elyse Steinberg to reveal that this movie started one way — and ended completely different.
“This film actually started out as a comeback story, and obviously then things took an unexpected turn,” Elyse explains in the video interview above. “After Anthony’s sexting scandal, he was reduced to a punchline and a caricature. In our film, you get a chance to spend time with him and see him as a complex, multi-faceted person.”
The documentary has been causing quite the buzz as some have been saying it will negatively change Hillary Clinton‘s run for office. The New York Times explained that Anthony’s ex-wife is in the film a ton, as Hillary’s close friend. “Ms. Abedin — with facial expressions ranging from hurt to hostile — copes with the second sex scandal to engulf her husband’s career and crush her hopes of becoming a powerful political wife,” the Times wrote.
The movie will be released in theaters on May 20, and is slated to have a TV premiere on Showtime in October — just in time for the election. Do you want to see the Anthony Weiner movie? Check out our interview above.