The Hollywood Reporter announced today that a Mary Tyler Moore documentary is in the works from Lena Waithe’s production company.
Directed by James Adolphus, Being Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Documentary will follow the personal and professional journey of the star, businesswoman and advocate best known for her portrayal of a single, successful and professional woman of television in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
The doc has the support of the Mary Tyler Moore estate, with her husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine, executive producing, and has access to her life and estate, loved ones, colleagues and friends.
Waithe called Moore “an icon, mystery and an inspiration,” adding,
“With the help of her loving husband, Robert, and her friends and colleagues we hope to reveal that America’s sweetheart was more human than they ever imagined and was often put on a pedestal she never felt comfortable standing on.”
Added Dr. Levine:
“In her high school yearbook, Mary wrote: ‘The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms’… and Mary always sought to surround herself with the best. To have extraordinary and purposeful talents like Lena and James tell Mary’s story honors her in a way I know she would have treasured.”
Cannot wait! Being Mary is eying a 2022 release.