James Cameron's climate-change documentary "Years of Living Dangerously" has lined up some high-level talent to get its message across. Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin and Don Cheadle have signed on to narrate the documentary, Showtime — which will air the project over multiple episodes next year — said Monday.
Actor Edward Norton is also expected to come aboard, Showtime said, with additional talent to be announced.
As previously reported exclusively by TheWrap, Cameron is teaming with producer and noted philanthropist Jerry Weintraub on the project, which will report on first-person accounts of people who've been affected by global warming. Cameron and Weintraub will executive "Years of Living Dangerously," along with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"60 Minutes" producers Joel Bach and David Gelber are also executive-producing, along with climate expert Daniel Abbasi.
"The recent devastation on the East Coast is a tragic reminder of the direct link between our daily lives and climate change," Showtime Networks' president of entertainment David Nevins said. "This series presents a unique opportunity to combine the large-scale filmmaking styles of James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger — arguably some of Hollywood's biggest movie makers — with the hard-hitting, intimate journalism of '60 Minutes' veterans Joel Bach and David Gelber. I believe this combination will make for a thought-provoking television event."
“We’ll make it exciting,” added Cameron. “We’ll make it investigative. We’ll bring people the truth. And people are always hungry for the truth.”
In addition to the narrators, "Years of Living Dangerously" will use reporting from the field, with New York Times journalists Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof, columnist Mark Bittman and MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
"Years of Living Dangerously" will air over six to eight one-hour episodes, Showtime said.