NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -
Michael Moore's controversial documentary criticizing President Bush could be in theaters before the end of the month, according to published reports.
The trade publication Daily Variety reports that Moore was eyeing a June 25 or July 2 theatrical release date for the movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11," with a home-video release in October. But getting into theaters during those busy weekends at this late date will provide logistical challenges for the film's distributors, according to the report.
The film sparked controversy when Walt Disney Co. announced it would not allow its Miramax unit to distribute the movie, as it said it did not want to be involved with a politically charged film. The company announced Friday it had sold the rights to distribute the film to Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
The film criticizes the Bush administration's policies leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and examines ties between the Bushes and powerful Saudi families, including the family of Osama bin Laden.
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Last month the film won the Palme d'Or, the highest award of France's Cannes film festival. While the June 25 and July 2 weekends do not have any major movie set to debut, "Spider-Man 2," one of the summer's wider released movies, is set to hit theaters June 30.