First look at Louis Theroux's BBC film on Scientology: 'Stairway to Heaven' - 2015-01-02
Filming was still going on just a few weeks ago on the Louis Theroux BBC feature about Scientology, so we don't expect it to be in theaters for some time yet. But now we do have a glimpse, at least, of what BBC Films says its movie is going to be about.
In an online catalog, a complete two-page spread is devoted to Theroux and his documentary, which now has a title: Stairway to Heaven: Louis Theroux and the Church of Scientology.
While the media has been focusing on Alex Gibney's HBO-produced documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, which is premiering this month at the Sundance Film Festival, we pointed out that Theroux and the BBC were also working to make a feature-length movie and seemed to be talking to some of the same subjects. But now that the two works are getting closer to release, we're beginning to see how different they might be.