That article also mentions a bit of news that slipped by me when it was first announced last month; "Life Itself," which is being executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian, will eventually be broadcast by CNN, which acquired the U.S. TV rights to the film at Sundance and plans to air it in 2014 after a theatrical release by a "to-be-determined distributor." The specific dates for all of this are still up in the air and will depend, James told Reel Chicago, "on when the film is actually completed." But it sounds like it won't be too long before "Life Itself" is at the movies.
Read more of "James Starts Doc Production on Roger Ebert's Memoir."
[H/T "Life Itself"'s Twitter account, @EbertDoc]