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The life story of William Shatner is told in the new documentary You Can Call Me Bill. The first trailer’s here.


A new feature-length documentary is set to tell the life story of William Shatner. Entitled William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill, the film was first learned about nearly two years ago now, and reviews popped up a year ago. Now, in the US at least, it’s been confirmed that the movie will be arriving in March.

William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill is directed by Alexandre O Philippe, who previously has made The People Vs George Lucas, 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene and Memory: The Origins Of Alien. At the heart of his new film is a long interview with William Shatner, intercut with footage and material from across his career.

Legion M is distributing the film in the US at least, and it’s announced that the movie is arriving in American cinemas on William Shatner’s 93rd birthday, 22nd March 2024. A website has popped up allowing the pre-ordering of tickets, and the obtaining of limited edition pins as well. You can find that here.

We don’t have any details as of yet of a UK release, but we’ll keep you posted as and when we hear more there. What we do have though is the official trailer for the documentary. And it looks like this…

Finally for now, here’s the official synopsis for the film…

William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill is an intimate exploration of the life and career of William Shatner. From his unforgettable portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek to his diverse accomplishments of a 70+ year career across film, television, and the arts, the documentary captures the essence of Shatner’s journey and his extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry.

More on William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill as we hear it.

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