Michelle Rhee, coming to a theater near you
Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, who has never wanted for attention from national magazines, television cameras or gossip columns, is ready for her closeup in the world of indie films.
The trade publication The Wrap reported Thursday that Paramount Vantage has acquired the rights to "Waiting for Superman," Davis Guggenheim's new documentary about the crisis in public education. Rhee will share the screen with Bill Gates; KIPP charter school founders David Levin and Mike Feinberg; Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone; and other edworld heavyweights.
Guggenheim won an Oscar in 2007 for "An Inconvenient Truth," which chronicled former Vice President Al Gore's attempts to sound the global alarm on climate change. The new documentary was the first sale made at the Sundance Film Festival, which began Thursday. It will have its world premiere at the festival Friday and will be in theaters this fall.
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