Since the very beginning Michael Moore has openly disfavored Donald Trump. Maybe disfavored is not even strong enough of a word, rather he hates him. Now, Moore claims his new documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 will finally be the end of the president. The name comes from the day Trump was declared president-elect on Novemeber 11th, 2016.
The film, which is still in production, has been kept a secret until Moore revealed on Tuesday his plan to take down the president. Moore previously produced a documentary titled Fahrenheit 9/11 about the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, and similarly names this documentary to show the heightened tension he feels with Trump. His 2004 documentary won Cannes’ Palme d’Or and put Moore on the map as a filmmaker.
Yes. I'm making a movie to get us out of this mess. https://t.co/2lEtyPraKr— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 16, 2017
In a statement, Moore admitted “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.” He promises the results will be explosive.
The Weinstein Company has picked up the movie, meaning Bob and Harvey Weinstein will have worldwide rights to the content. They will use their own Indie label the Fellowship Adventure Group, which is what Fahrenheit 9/11 was released under. In a statement released by the Weinstein Company they stressed, “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. When we had the opportunity to work with him on Fahrenheit 9/11, we were so persistent that we ultimately had to part ways from Disney and we lost our beloved Miramax, named after our parents, because we believed so strongly in the message. The movie broke all records then, and we plan to do so again. This movie will have one of the most innovative distribution plans ever. Now more than ever, Michael’s appetite for the truth is crucial. We are ecstatic to be a part of this revolution.”
This is not Moore’s first film directed towards Trump. In October, he self-distributed a movie called Michael Moore in Trumpland.