First Obama movie produced

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Hollywood star Edward Norton is the first moviemaker to create a Barack Obama film.

The A-list star of Fight Club and The Incredible Hulk is producing a documentary about the President-elect's meteoric political rise to his groundbreaking new role as America's first black president.

His production company, Class 5, has had cameras following Obama for the last two years, with full go-ahead from the man himself, who is interviewed throughout the picture.

Family, friends and campaign workers are also interviewed in the behind-the-scenes production, which is slated for release early next year.

Norton said of the movie: 'This film will capture a tipping point in American history when a new generation of leadership emerged and old prejudices were finally vaulted over.'

Obama's daughters, meanwhile, have also been offered their very own screen space – with a guest spot on kids show Hannah Montana.

Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus and also an actor on the hit Disney Channel show, said the show had asked Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, to take part in an episode possibly around April.

'They probably will. The invitation is there,' Cyrus told Access Hollywood. 'You know the Hannah Montana film comes out in April. Maybe something might happen around then.'

Hannah Montana, in which Miley Cyrus plays a schoolgirl with a secret life as a pop star, is one of the most popular kids television series in the United States with a huge audience and merchandising empire worth about $1 billion.

Barack has said in interviews that Malia is a big fan of the show, but the Obamas have shielded the girls from the media and it remains to be seen whether they will want their daughters to take part in the show.

Star of the show Miley said of the prospect: 'I think that would be really cool and, if anything, have them visit the set.'


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