Michael Moore is shooting a new film with the working title of "Fahrenheit 11/9." Worldwide rights to the picture about President Donald Trump’s election were purchased by film executives Harvey and Bob Weinstein and announced at the Cannes film festival. In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Harvey Weinstein said the new film will have “one of the most innovative distribution plans ever,” adding that Moore’s voice is needed “now more than ever.” Weinstein said further in the statement, “Michael’s appetite for the truth is crucial. We are ecstatic to be a part of this revolution.”
Last year, Moore released “TrumpLand,” a film about the Presidential election that was released just days before Election Day. “Fahrenheit 9/11” explored the George W. Bush and The War on Terror. It received a 20-minute standing ovation at its Cannes premiere.
The Weinsteins also produced Moore’s Oscar-winning film concerning the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001. That film, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” is counted as the highest-grossing film in the documentary category. It brought in more than $222 million worldwide.
In the new film, the “11/9” in the title refers the day Trump was declared victor of the 2016 presidential race.
“There is no greater part of what we can do right now than to have the power to bring Michael Moore to a mass audience,” Weinstein said in a statement.
“No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked,” Moore said. “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.”
Moore predicted Trump’s victory but has remained an inveterate critic.