According to The Washington Post, Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned.
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! was removed from the festival’s lineup by the remaining partners in Spurlock’s production company, Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin who said in a statement, “this is not the appropriate time for the film to premiere.”
This announcement came just days after the filmmaker posted his essay “I am part of the problem” on Twitter. Spurlock also announced that he would be stepping down from the company as a result.
YouTube Red who had bought the rights for $3.5 million after the Toronto International Film Festival, also had a change of heart and announced that it will not release the sequel.
Spurlock was also removed as executive producer for Showtime’s documentary-series The Trade as well as producer on TNT’s Who Rules the World.
Reps for Spurlock have yet to respond to requests for comment.