According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount's new specialty division has acquired worldwide rights to Participant Prods.' global-warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth, featuring Al Gore.

Helmed by Davis Guggenheim (Deadwood, The First Year), the film, which had its world premiere at last month's Sundance Film Festival, weaves the science behind the issue of global warming with the former vice president's personal history and longtime commitment to communicating the pressing need to reverse the effects of global climate change.

Paramount specialty division president John Lesher called the film "a visually mesmerizing and shocking look at the serious and dire state of our planet." He added, "We are very proud to help Al Gore expose the urgency of global warming to the widest possible audience."