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May 21, 2009 7:25 AM
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Michael Moore's Latest Locked for Fall

At Cannes last year, Overture Films COO Danny Rosett with colleagues Peter Adee (president of worldwide marketing, distribution and new media), company CEO Chris McGurk, Michael Moore, and Paramount Vantage's Nick Meyer, when the project was unveiled. Photo by indieWIRE

Overture Films and Paramount Vantage have announced that Michael Moore's new documentary feature will be released domestically on October 2, 2009. The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as "the biggest robbery in the history of this country" - the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.

"The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn't have enough wealth," Moore said in a statement. "They wanted more -- a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie."

Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett, Overture's CEO and COO respectively, previously worked with Moore when they oversaw the release of "Bowling for Columbine" at MGM/United Artists.

"Everyone can relate to this subject matter and all have been affected," said McGurk and Rosett in a statement. "We think there should be plenty of people interested in hearing Michael's take on how exactly we got here and what we can do to move forward."

Moore's new documentary, his first since 2007's "Sicko," was first announced by Overture and Paramount Vantage International in May 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival and production began shortly afterward.

John Lesher, President of Paramount Film Group, added: "Michael is a master at capturing the most timely and critical issues shaping our world today. His unique, thought-provoking method of filmmaking is sure to bring dynamic insights into the state of the global economy that will have mass appeal to audiences worldwide."

The release date is a year and a day after the United States Senate voted to hand Wall Street a $700 billion bailout.

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  • FILM CRITIC NEWS INTERNATIONAL | May 22, 2009 11:11 AMReply

    MOORE THE OPPORTUNIST STRIKES AGAIN... HE'S THE REASON AMERICANS STILL THINK CANADA HAS SUCH GREAT HEALTH CARE!!! GUESS WHAT MOORE, THEY DON'T. IN FACT, IT'S THE WORST!!! THEY CONSIDER CANCER TESTS TOO EXPENSIVE, SO THE PEOPLE DIE.
    MOORE IS A PARASITE, JUST LIKE THE GOVERNMENT, HE PRETENDS TO HELP ENLIGHTEN, BUT LIES..TO MAKE A BUCK!! DO WE NEED TO ASK THE IGNORANT QUESTION ''WHY'' DID THE GOVERNMENT ROB AMERICANS??? THIS IS YET ANOTHER, MOVIE, WHERE MOORE,,,ROBS US!!! NO THANKS!! WHERE ARE THE GREAT MOVIE MAKERS???

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY,,,,,,