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"Super Size Me" director has new documentary that may include scenes from Sheetz in Altoona
December 19, 2010 - Cory Giger
Morgan Spurlock, director of the fabulous documentary “Super Size Me” that featured him eating nothing but McDonald’s for an entire month, is working on a new film that brought a camera crew to the Sheetz on Sixth Avenue and 58th Street on Friday.
Spurlock’s documentary is called “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” and reportedly takes a comical look at the ever-growing use of product placement in movies. You know, like when you’re watching a scene and out of nowhere there’s a prominent shot of Doritos or Pepsi or Subway food.
The entire film is being paid for by product placements, so Spurlock is taking the measure to the extreme. That’s exactly what he did in the Academy Award nominated “Super Size Me,” which showed his health deteriorate drastically as he continued to eat nothing but McDonald’s for three meals a day.
Spurlock’s new documentary is scheduled to premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival.
It’s unclear what role, if any, the Sheetz scenes will play in the film.
What is known, according to someone who was there at the time, is that a camera crew was at the Altoona Sheetz location Friday, and there were cardboard cutouts of Spurlock with no clothes on and holding a Sheetz sign to cover himself up.
We will keep you up to date on news about this film as it becomes available.