Fahrenheit 911: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Satrurday, ThinkFilm became the latest possible contender to release Michael Moore's controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, screening In Competition at Cannes. As the movie mogul siblings are nearing their recently announced deal with Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. to personally buy back the project, multiple sources said ThinkFilm is now in the running to climb aboard.
Newmarket Films, Focus Features and Lions Gate are already said to be in the mix. Miramax and ThinkFilm declined comment on the new development. While ThinkFilm's distribution apparatus is indeed smaller than some of the other possible suitors, its U.S. distribution chief, Mark Urman, hails from Lions Gate, where Miramax pulled off a very similar deal with Kevin Smith's too-hot-to-handle Dogma.
Moore is known to be friendly with Urman and ThinkFilm has had previous success with a docu in Spellbound.