Netflix's new doc 'Get Me Roger Stone,' about Trump's longtime political advisor, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.

By Nick Romano
March 02, 2017 at 03:17 PM EST
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You may not know the name Roger Stone, but you definitely know his longtime friend and advisee: Donald Trump. Netflix announced that a new documentary about Stone, titled Get Me Roger Stone, will have its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Described as shining a light on “one man who has been with the mogul since the beginning, plotting his improbable ascent,” Get Me Roger Stone chronicles the rise and transformation of American politics through the story of Stone, a conservative political operative whom The New Yorker previously dubbed “a dirty trickster” and the film’s own description refers to as “a master in the dark arts of politics.”

Stone’s relationship with Trump, who was interviewed for the documentary, began in the 1980s, and he would later come to work on the 2016 presidential campaign. Last August, Trump said he fired him from his campaign, while Stone said he quit after advising Trump to stop attacking then-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly. In any case, Stone still supported his longtime friend throughout the election.

He’s since popped up on various news programs, like Fox and Friends and Morning Joe and made an appearance in the Trumped documentary.

Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, and Morgan Pehme direct Get Me Roger Stone, while Blair Foster, Lisa Nishimura, Jason Spingarn-Koff, and Adam Del Deo executive produce. The movie will debut this spring, and although a specific world premiere date has yet to be announced, the Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 19 to April 30.