Doc aims to stimulate on Oct. 2

Moore's latest, about the cause of the economic crisis, gets release date

Michael Moore's movie about the economic fall will unspool during the fall boxoffice season.

Overture and Paramount Vantage said Thursday that the still-untitled documentary about the collapse of the world economy will bow domestically Oct. 2. That's almost a year to the day from when Congress passed its first economic stimulus package, execs noted.

The companies also provided more details about the film, announced at last year's Festival de Cannes. The pic will examine the "root causes of the economic meltdown," they said, as well as the "corporate and political shenanigans" that resulted in the financial crisis.

"The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn't have enough wealth," Moore said. "So they systematically set out to fleece the American people."

Overture CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett called the film's topic one that "everyone can relate to."

Paramount Film Group president John Lesher promised "dynamic insights into the state of the global economy."

Overture will distribute the film domestically. Vantage will handle it abroad through Paramount International.

Moore's most recent film was the 2007 health-care exposé "Sicko." (partialdiff)
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