Moore to take on Trump with film

NEW YORK • In 2004, director Michael Moore took on George W. Bush in Fahrenheit 9/11. On Tuesday, the filmmaker surprised his fans with news that he would debut his new film about Mr Donald Trump.

Michael Moore In TrumpLand is apparently based on his failed efforts to stage a one-man show about the Republican nominee in an Ohio theatre. Mr Moore said it was cancelled because he was told he was too controversial.

The film's release comes three weeks before the Nov 8 election. Known for left-leaning political activism and his fierce opposition to Mr Trump, Mr Moore had predicted that Mr Trump would win the Republican primaries.

Mr Moore backed Mr Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries. He has not endorsed Mrs Hillary Clinton, citing her support for the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 while serving as a New York senator.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is best known for directing documentaries such as Bowling For Columbine, which takes on American gun culture; and Fahrenheit 9/11, which skewers the George W. Bush administration's response to the terror attacks of Sept 11, 2001.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2016, with the headline 'Moore to take on Trump with film'. Print Edition | Subscribe