Michael Moore is crying injustice, but this time it’s on behalf of his bank account.
He’s taking Bob and Harvey Weinstein to court, claiming that they owe him $2.7 million in profits from the film “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
And Moore is ready for a fight — he says there’s no chance he’ll settle with the producers out of court.
Seeing as Moore has already pocketed over $20 million from the movie — which came out in 2004 — the lawsuit seems like a curious amount of noise over a small amount of money.
But then again, Moore needs some noise — and maybe he really needs the money, too.
Moore’s “Fahrenheit” sequel — which was to further explore the war in Iraq — fizzled without explanation.
And his next two follow-ups — “Sicko” (which explored U.S. healthcare and grossed $25 million) and “Capitalism: A Love Story” (which probed the collapse of Wall Street and grossed $14 million) — never achieved the lighting-rod status “Fahrenheit” enjoyed.
Since the “in-development” section of Moore’s IMDB page is empty — and since of late he seems busier with prop-heavy TV appearances — the lawsuit may be just another way for Moore to stay on the radar.
Hey, it got him onto this site, right?
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