Magazine article Screen International

Weinsteins, Michael Moore Partner on Trump Film 'Fahrenheit 11/9'

Magazine article Screen International

Weinsteins, Michael Moore Partner on Trump Film 'Fahrenheit 11/9'

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Bob and Harvey Weinstein through their Fellowship Adventure Group anounced in Cannes they have reunited with Michael Moore on the surprise Donald Trump exposé documentary Fahrenheit 11/9.

The Weinsteins have personally secured worldwide rights to the film - named after the day Trump was elected US president on November 9, 2016, which Moore has planned for months and is currently directing.

Moore has teamed up with the Oscar-nominated documentary director-producers Meghan O'Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal with whom he collaborated on Fahrenheit 9/11 - the highest grossing documentary in history on $222m worldwide.

It remains the highest grossing winner of the Palme d'Or in the history of Cannes.

"No matter what you throw at him, it hasn't worked, Moore said of the White House incumbent. "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."

The Weinsteins released Fahrenheit ?9/11 in 2004 through the Fellowship Adventure, which they set up to distribute with Lionsgate after they were unable to release the film through Miramax's parent label at the time, Disney. …

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