Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore posed the following question last month: “Can a simple movie actually bring down a sitting president of the United States?”
He didn’t mention any concrete project at the time, but now Moore appears to have answered his own question — well, he believes he has, anyway.
Fellow left-wing heavyweight Harvey Weinstein announced Tuesday that he and his brother Bob have acquired the rights to Moore’s upcoming documentary aimed squarely at Republican President Donald Trump.
It’s called “Fahrenheit 11/9” — a reference not only to Moore’s previous flick “Fahrenheit 9/11” but also to Nov. 9, 2016, the date Trump’s win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton became official.
“I’m making a movie to get us out of this mess,” Moore said on Facebook of his newest project. “I’ve f***ing had it.”
Moore said in a statement that “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,” EW.com reported.
“No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked,” Moore said of the president. “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.”
Moore also will make his Broadway debut this summer as the star of his — what else? — anti-Trump stage production, a one-man show titled, “The Terms of My Surrender.”