The film, billed as a sequel to 2004's Bush-bashing Fahrenheit 9/11, was first announced at last year's Cannes Film Festival, although Moore wasn't yet sure of his topic. But it didn't take long for inspiration to hit.
"The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn't have enough wealth,"
Moore said in a statement recently, according to Variety. "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."
The filmmaker teamed up with Overture Films (the CEO and chief operating officer of which both used to be with MGM/United Artists and worked with Moore on 2002's Bowling for Columbine)and Paramount Vantage to help bring his latest critiqueof conservatism to fruition.
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