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HBO Picks Up Cameron Crowe's Elton John/Leon Russell Doc

“The Union,” which chronicles the collaboration between the two music legends, will air in January 2012

Cameron Crowe's "The Union," which chronicles the Elton John/Leon Russell collaboration that bore an album of the same name, will debut on HBO in January 2012, the cable outlet announced Monday.

In the documentary, the filmmaker captures John's composition process on film, and follows British music-maker and Russell through the recording of the album, which was helmed by Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett.

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"The Union," which was directed and co-produced by Crowe, premiered on the opening night of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. HBO Documentary Films acquired the domestic rights for the documentary from Vinyl Films.

"I’m a great fan of HBO and their extraordinary programming, so I’m particularly thrilled that they will be airing 'The Union,'" John said of the acquisition.