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Michael Moore working on new documentary 'to end' Trump

May 17, 2017

The polemical filmmaker Michael Moore is preparing a surprise documentary on the US president, called "Fahrenheit 11/9." He says that Donald Trump should be worried about what it will reveal.

Combination photo President Trump and filmmaker Michael Moore
Image: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Invision/P. Martinez Monsivais

The worldwide rights to Michael Moore's latest surprise documentary on Donald Trump, "Fahrenheit 11/9," have been purchased by producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, "Variety" magazine reported on Tuesday.

The brash left-wing director claims that his film will lead to nothing less than the end of Trump's presidency:

The film, prepared in secret, aims to dissolve what Moore calls Trump's "teflon" protection.

"No matter what you throw at him, it hasn't worked," Moore said in a statement. "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 title of the film, "Fahrenheit 11/9,"  is a reference to his famous political documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11," and to the date the results of the latest US election were finalized, on November 9, 2016, confirming that Donald Trump would become president of the United States.

Film still from "Fahrenheit 9/11"
In "Fahrenheit 9/11," Michael Moore dealt with President Bush's wars in Iraq and AfghanistanImage: Imago/EntertainmentPictures

"Fahrenheit 9/11" was about the the presidency of George W. Bush in the aftermath of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. It was awarded the Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," it also raked in $222 million dollars (200 million euros), making it the highest-grossing documentary of all time.

Shortly before the November 2016 election, the 63-year-old filmmaker had also released the film "Michael Moore in Trumpland," based on his one-man show promoting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The film was made in just 12 days.

Moore was one of the very few public figures to have predicted that the then-candidate had a strong chance of winning.

Along with his documentary, the director now also has an upcoming Broadway show, "The Terms of My Surrender," about the "Trumpian era." It will open in late July.

eg/kbm (AP, AFP, dpa)