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Director Louis Theroux says Scientologists are making a film about him

By Marilyn Malara
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Director Louis Theroux says Scientologists are making a film about him
The Church of Scientology is reportedly shooting a documentary on British director Louis Theroux in response to his "Stairway to Heaven" film. Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- British documentarian Louis Theroux reveals that the church of Scientology informed him of a new film about himself in response to his upcoming Stairway to Heaven.

Stairway to Heaven is Theroux's first theatrical feature documentary in partnership with BBC films covering the mysterious pull of the Church of Scientology. The director immerses himself in LA's Scientology community and records what he finds hidden behind the religion's promises.

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Relayed in a tweet sent by Theroux, Scientology lawyers informed him that the Church is working on a documentary about him. He says he was "a little bit excited; little bit nervous," the Hollywood Reporter says.

Stairway to Heaven isn't the only flick covering the religion. Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief aired on HBO March 29, also deeply questioning Scientology's intentions. The church has responded strongly against this film as well, but no documentary on Gibney has been mentioned.

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