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Showtime to Air U2 Documentary ‘From the Sky Down’

Film will premiere on Showtime the month after its Toronto Film Festival debut

Showtime has aquired the rights to Davis Guggenheim's U2 documentary "From the Sky Down" and will premiere it Oct. 29, soon after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The "Inconvenient Truth" director's film, which chronicles the making of the group's 1991 album "Achtung Baby," was selected for the Opening Night Gala of the festival this Thursday. It features new interviews and footage about the band's overhaul of its sound following the massive success of "The Joshua Tree."

The film is a 2011 Documentary Partners Inc. Production.  It is produced by Ted Skillman, Belisa Balaban, and Guggenheim. Paul McGuinness serves as executive producer. 

CAA represents Guggenheim, who also directed "Waiting for Superman" and "It Might Get Loud." It brokered the deal on behalf of Universal Music.