The renowned actress, who died in 2017, is set to be the focal point of a new documentary produced by Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Endeavor Content, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Tuesday.
The Title of the documentary will be ‘ Being Mary’. This Documentary, is the upcoming project which will be directed by James Adolphus that will bring about the “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,” as per the outlet.
This film is supported with the actress’ estate and her husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine, also set to serve as an executive producer.
In a statement given by Variety, Waithe, 37, described Moore as “an icon, mystery and an inspiration.”
The star said, “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.”
Adolphus,43, added, “We love Mary for embodying the modern woman on television and defining a vision of womanhood that continues to inspire generations of Americans. In Being Mary, we honor that legacy by sharing her brilliant and nuanced life story. To have Lena and Robert’s support in this endeavor is both humbling and an honor.”
Showing similar feelings, Moore’s widow said in his statement, “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. Levine concluded saying, “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.”