The announcement came as the Cannes Film Festival kicks off, with the Weinstein brothers revealing they will be backing Moore’s film, titled Fahrenheit 11/9.
The tile alludes to 9 November last year, the day when enough Americans voted for Donald Trump to make him president.
Moore’s 2004 movie Fahrenheit 9/11, which questioned the Bush administration’s motives for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, received a standing ovation and smashed box-office records.
With the sequel, the leftist auteur has pledged to take down Donald Trump, claiming it “all ends with this movie”.
“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 said.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who also produced Fahrenheit 9/11, said they had “the most innovative distribution plans ever” for the movie.
“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,” they said.
“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.”
Moore is currently shooting the film, which is expected to open at next year’s Cannes festival.
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