Lionsgate Lands Bill Maher Doco

Lionsgate has acquired domestic distribution rights to an untitled documentary about religion directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”) and featuring Bill Maher reports Variety.

Charles followed Maher all over the world as the irreverent host interviewed people about God and religion – determined to find a way to make the subject funny.

They filmed in Israel and other Middle East hot spots in shoots that made “Borat” seem like a cakewalk. Lionsgate expects a several hundred to perhaps 1,000 screen release next Spring.