Religion satire to see the light at Toronto fest

Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:52pm EDT
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TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - "Borat" director Larry Charles is bringing his follow-up project to the Toronto International Film Festival for its world premiere in September, organizers said Thursday.

The documentary "Religulous" follows Bill Maher on an irreverent whistle-stop world tour of religious shrines, and festival organizers expect the comedian's take on religion to get people talking.

"The film's a chance to laugh about the thing that we hold very sacred and that, in a way, remains a taboo in our society to question," festival documentary programmer Thom Powers said Thursday.

"Religulous" will open in North American theaters on October 3 via Lionsgate.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Director Larry Charles attends the premiere of 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan' at the Ryerson theatre during the 31st Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto September 7, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>