Not to be confused with Michael Moore’s previous documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, which looked at how the George W. Bush administration dealt with the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Fahrenheit 11/9 will explore the “factors that contributed to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
On Tuesday, Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced, through their Fellowship Adventure Group, that they have acquired worldwide rights to Michael Moore’s latest documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9.
In Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore aims to explore the rise to power of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States of America. The title is a play on, not only Moore’s original presidency documentary about George W. Bush, but to the date when Donald Trump won the 2016 presidency campaign. While he was actually declared victorious on November 8, for many tuning in, it was the following day when this news was announced, November 9.
Trump won against Hillary Clinton despite losing the popular vote by around 3 million votes. And, by then, the stories had already begun, delving into why Hillary should have won and why Donald Trump would make such a bad president.
The news of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 comes on the heels of the latest slur against Donald Trump, that of his recent misstep when he released confidential information to Russia, in an ongoing conversation about the 45th president that seems to center around his involvement with Russia. As the ABC Network points out, Donald Trump has the right to say whatever he wants to whomever he wants thanks to a clause stating the president may declassify any information he sees fit. However, as many anti-Trump fans pointed out, if anyone else were to disclose this sort of information, they could be charged under the U.S. Espionage Act.
It is likely this sort of thing Michael Moore will attempt to sort out in Fahrenheit 11/9, along with the assumption Donald Trump might be teflon-coated.
“The filming has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy and is expected to be key in dissolving Trump’s ‘teflon’ shield and, in turn, his presidency,” the press statement said.
Michael Moore elaborated further.
“No matter what you throw at [Donald Trump], it hasn’t worked. 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.”
According to the press statement, Fahrenheit 11/9 will contain “the mix of outrage and mischievous humor that has made Moore the most successful documentary filmmaker in the world.”
Moore will also be joining with those that helped make his original Fahrenheit 9/11 an Academy Award-nominated documentary. The line-up will include Meghan O’Hara, Tia Lessin, and Carl Deal.
It likely comes as no surprise that Michael Moore is anti-Trump. After all, this is the second in three recent pieces on Donald Trump. In October of last year, Entertainment Weekly announced that Moore had dropped a “surprise” documentary on Trump, called Michael Moore in Trumpland. This documentary explored the lead up to Trump’s election as Moore delved “deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election,” according to this documentary’s synopsis.
The Terms of My Surrender will debut later in 2017. Michael Moore says it will be a “humorous play about a country that’s just elected a madman.” According to Entertainment Weekly, “the show will run for 12 weeks at the Belasco Theater, with previews beginning in July.”
Michael Moore is currently still working on Fahrenheit 11/9. As yet, no release date has been announced.
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