SPC, Participant on Morris docu


Participant Prods. and Sony Pictures Classics are teaming up on an Errol Morris documentary examining the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

Participant executive vp documentary production Diane Weyermann announced the project Sunday to an audience of hundreds at the American Film Market seminar "Who Backs Movies and Why."

Morris is now prepping the film, which will examine the infamous abuse and torture of in-mates held as suspected terrorists in the Iraqi prison located 20 miles west of Baghdad. The scandal was revealed in 2004, when photos of inmates being tortured were published around the world.

Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard declined comment.

Previous Participant-financed films include the docu "An Inconvenient Truth" and "The World According to Sesame Street."

Morris is represented by Sloss Law.