The sequel to Al Gore’s hot-button climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” set for release July 28, is being re-edited in response to Thursday’s announcement by Donald Trump that the U.S. is pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
Variety quotes Katie Martin Kelley, a spokesperson for Paramount, saying Thursday: “The final film will address today’s news.”
The new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” follows the 2006 release of “An Inconvenient Truth” and, like its predecessor, is expected to be a lightning rod for outspoken opinions on both sides of the climate change issue.
“Gore stars in the film, which shows how the landmark 2015 Paris agreement came together,” Variety notes. “The documentary, produced by Participant Media, kicked off this year’s Sundance Film Festival, on the day before Trump was inaugurated. The film was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews.”
In a statement, Gore said: “Removing the United States from the Paris Agreement is a reckless and indefensible action. It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time. But make no mistake: if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will.”