CNN Films has decided not to go forward with their highly-anticipated documentary on Hillary Clinton after the director stepped down from the project, citing pressure from both sides of the political aisle.

A spokesperson for CNN Worldwide explained, "Charles Ferguson has informed us that he is not moving forward with his documentary about Hillary Clinton ... [W]e won't seek other partners and are not proceeding with the film."

Ferguson wrote a blog for the Huffington Post today, where he said that pressure from Clinton aides and supporters -- as well as from the Republican National Committee -- led to many interview subjects and sources shying away from him.

He wrote, "When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans -- and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration."

The project's announcement drew immediate ire from the RNC, which voted to ban CNN (and NBC, who is planning a fictionalized-version of Clinton's life) from hosting or sponsoring Republican primary debates.


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