Michael Moore is making a new film about the rise of Donald Trump that the director said will help topple the Teflon Don once and for all. Well, Moore better release this thing soon because Trump’s Doomsday clock has officially gone into overdrive.
Moore is calling his new film Fahrenheit 11/9, an obvious play on Fahrenheit 9/11, his scathing indictment of the Bush presidency. While the film may not have had a tangible effect on the Bush presidency, it is one of the most representative cultural artifacts from post 9/11 America.
The date in his new film’s title—for those of you who’ve tried to erase it from your memory—marks the day Trump won the presidency. We can imagine that once that coincidence was brought to Moore’s attention, the opportunity to make a spiritual sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11 was just too juicy to pass up.
Of course it’s not the only reason Moore is going after Trump. Moore is an old-school liberal firebrand, a political provocateur, and a damn good documentary filmmaker. In Fahrenheit 9/11 he gleefully documented Dubya’s buffoonery. Just imagine what he’s going to do to Trump. We can see him sharpening his talons from here.
In fact, Moore has been filming this thing for months under a “cloak of secrecy,” and said that the film will be “key in dissolving” Trump’s presidency.
“No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked. No matter what is revealed, he remains standing,” Moore said via press release. “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.”
Joining Moore in his quest to squash Trump will be Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who snatched up the rights to the film at the Cannes Film Festival. “Now more than ever, Michael’s appetite for the truth is crucial. We are ecstatic to be a part of this revolution,” Harvey Weinstein said in a statement.
Fahrenheit 11/9 will mark Moore’s second documentary about Donald Trump. The first, entitled Trumpland, chronicled Moore’s anti-Trump one man show which he performed “deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.” It was released just before November’s election but did nothing to shake Trump’s foundation.
He’ll get another crack at it with Fahrenheit 11/9 if of course, Trump himself doesn’t beat him to the punch.