Michael Moore’s 2004 documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” didn’t keep George W. Bush from a second term, but the filmmaker is hoping for a different result with “Fahrenheit 11/9.”
Confirming Variety’s reporting that “I’m making a movie to get us out of this mess,” Moore will focus on Donald Trump’s presidency in the new doc.
“No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked,” Variety quotes Moore as saying. “No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he commits a self-inflicted wound, he gets up the next morning and keeps going and tweeting. That all ends with this movie.”
Bob and Harvey Weinstein bought worldwide rights to “Fahrenheit 11/9” — referencing the date after Trump’s election.
“The Weinsteins made the acquisition under their Fellowship Adventure Group,” Variety said. “Moore has reunited with his team from ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ — documentary directors/producers Meghan O’Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. Tuesday’s announcement said filming has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy and is aimed at dissolving Trump’s ‘Teflon’ shield and his presidency.”
The idea has been brewing for a while. Moore himself tweeted “Fahrenheit 11/9” last Nov. 9:
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