Update 6:01 p.m. ET: NBC is dropping plans to move forward with "Hillary," a television miniseries that was set to star Diane Lane as the former first lady.
"After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton mini-series,” an NBC spokeswoman said.
(CNN) – A feature length documentary about Hillary Clinton, commissioned by CNN Films, has been canceled after the director cited lack of cooperation from people associated with the former secretary of state.
Charles Ferguson, director of the film, made the announcement Monday morning in an item on The Huffington Post where he also described pressure placed on him by various people to try an dissuade him from moving forward with the project.
"After painful reflection, I decided that I couldn't make a film of which I would be proud," Ferguson wrote. "And so I'm canceling. (Not because of any pressure from CNN - quite the contrary.)"
CNN released a statement acknowledging that the project would not move forward.
"Charles Ferguson has informed us that he is not moving forward with his documentary about Hillary Clinton. Charles is an Academy Award winning director who CNN Films was excited to be working with, but we understand and respect his decision," said a statement from CNN Monday morning.
The documentary about Clinton, who is widely believed to be eyeing a possible 2016 Democratic presidential campaign, was scheduled to appear in theaters nationwide in 2014 before airing on CNN.