The Long, Hot Summer: Ethan Hawke to Direct Documentary About Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. This time, it's about a new documentary about Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's marriage.

The untitled film will be directed by Ethan Hawke and is supported by the Woodward-Newman family. The film is described as an intimate look at the two actors and their fifty year long love story until Newman's passing in 2008. They have a rare distinction in Hollywood, being one of the only couples who fell in love in Hollywood and made it work for the long haul.

Ethan Hawke seems like a fitting choice for this given his career history involving long love stories told over the passage of time. This will be his second documentary feature after Seymour: An Introduction. We imagine that anyone who is a fan of old Hollywood and love stories will be excited to see this.