It has been announced that Netflix will be producing a documentary surrounding the life and times of one of America’s premier television personalities, Martha Stewart.
While specific details surrounding the project are yet to be determined at this time, Oscar-nominated director R.J. Cutler is said to be directing the documentary.
The feature-length film will follow Stewart from a youth spent in New Jersey, during which she worked as a babysitter for future New York Yankees superstars Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra. As the narrative progresses, the film will follow Martha as she transitions into a model, stockbroker and, eventually, a titan of the media industry.
Although it has yet to be confirmed, the exponential growth of the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia company, as well as the television star’s 2004 prison stint for fraud, will likely be explored within the film, too.
The 82-year-old Stewart managed to carve out a place for herself successfully in the television landscape of the USA, focusing on domestic living and cookery. Despite her 2004 conviction for fraud, the media mogul quickly rebuilt her career with impressive ease.
In addition to his directing duties, Cutler will also act as a producer on the documentary alongside Trevor Smith, Jane Cha Cutler and Alina Cho. Trevor Smith has previously worked with director R.J. Cutler on the Apple TV documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.
The Martha Stewart project, which currently has no confirmed release date or time frame, will be in good company among Cutler’s filmography. The producer and director has worked on numerous documentary films over the past few decades. His first venture into the genre came with the Oscar-nominated The War Room, which followed the Presidential Campaign of Bill Clinton.