Alec Baldwin has signed on as executive
producer of a documentary on the life of former Massachusetts
Congressman Barney Frank.
Compared to What: The Improbable
Journey of Barney Frank opens next month at New York City's
Tribeca Film Festival.
The film is directed and produced by
Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler. In addition to Baldwin, Geralyn
Dreyfous and Jamie Wolf are also executive producing, Deadline.com
“A new feature documentary about one
of our most well known – and least understood – political
figures, and intimate portrait that alternates between deeply
personal moments and the inner workings of our political process,”
the film's website states. “Frank's journey is our country
journey, a classic American story about a dedicated public servant
who never loses hope.”
Frank, who has the distinction of being
the first openly gay member of Congress and the first to enter a
marriage with a member of the same sex, in 2009 was the subject of a
biography more than 5 years in the making. Barney
Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish
is available at Amazon.com.