Thursday, April 18, 2024

Michael Moore Surprises with New “Stealth” Film To Be Launched at Toronto Film Fest


In the pack of titles announced today for the Toronto Film Festival: a “stealth” film by Michael Moore called “Where to Invade Next.” So far there is no distributor. The whole thing is being handled by WME and Ari Emanuel, the “real” Ari from “Entourage (if you didn’t know) whose brother is the mayor of Chicago.

Moore’s been shooting on the sly– (I wondered why he’d been so quiet lately.) Moore’s film is definitely timed to current events, although I think his work is getting more anecdotally interesting than headline making. But we’ll see come September. This is going to be the hottest ticket in Toronto, by far.

The doc will explore the military industrial complex, a subject no one can be tired of and is always eye opening no matter what your political affiliation.

Moore is the winner of the 2003 Best Documentary Oscar for “Bowling for Columbine,” a movie that reverberates now as every week we hear about another mass shooting somewhere. His other hit documentaries with lasting impact include “Fahrenheit 911,” “Sicko” and “Roger and Me.”

Keep refreshing, as details come in…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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