Alex Gibney, Neon Team for Trump COVID-19 Response Doc 'Totally Under Control'

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The film, set for an October release, promises to uncover the U.S. president's "incompetence, corruption and denial in the face of this global pandemic."

Neon has picked up Alex Gibney’s latest documentary, Totally Under Control, about U.S. president Donald Trump's failed response to the global Coronavirus pandemic, for an October theatrical release.

"With an extraordinary team of collaborators, I was compelled to mount this production when I saw the scale of incompetence and political corruption by the Trump Administration in the face of a global pandemic," Gibney said in a statement on Thursday.

He directed Totally Under Control alongside Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger over the last four months. The film is backed by Stacey Offman and Richard Perello at Jigsaw Productions, and longtime Gibney collaborators Alison Ellwood and Maiken Baird, Jeffrey Lurie and Marie Therese Guirgis of Play/Action Pictures, Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant, Tom Quinn, Dan O’Meara and Jeff Deutchman at Neon and Andrew Morrison, Mark Lampert and Michael Sacks at Yellow Bear Films.

Totally Under Control was written by Gibney and is edited by Lindy Jankura and Alex Keipper.

Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal for Neon, with Nick Shumaker from UTA Independent Film Group and Jackie Eckhouse from Sloss Eckhouse LLP working on behalf of the filmmakers. Altitude is handling foreign sales.