The Weinstein’s formed the new company to purchase the rights to the film from Disney owned subsidiary Miramax, because Disney refused to release the politically charged film during an election year.
This clears the way for the Weinstein’s to make a distribution deal and get the film in theatres this year. There are a host of companies reportedly lined up, hoping to win the right to release the film. Newmarket, Lions Gate, Focus and ThinkFilm are some of the companies mentioned in media reports.
The Bush-bashing film won the top honor
at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month.