Michael Moore’s still untitled documentary will be released through Overture Films in North America on October 2.

Paramount Vantage International handed overseas sales on the film, which will explore the roots of the global recession. It was announced in Cannes last year.

Moore will take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what the he has described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country”, namely the transfer of US taxpayer money to private financial institutions.

Moore said in a statement: “The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn’t have enough wealth.  They wanted more – a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie.”

Overture CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett previously worked with Moore on Bowling For Columbine at MGM/United Artists.

“Everyone can relate to this subject matter and all have been affected,” McGurk and Rosett said in a joint statement. “We think there should be plenty of people interested in hearing Michael’s take on how exactly we got here and what we can do to move forward.”

John Lesher, president of Paramount Film Group, added: “Michael is a master at capturing the most timely and critical issues shaping our world today. His unique, thought-provoking method of film-making is sure to bring dynamic insights into the state of the global economy that will have mass appeal to audiences worldwide.”