That untitled Michael Moore documentary mentioned as a possible Cannes 2009 entry by Screen International‘s Mike Goodridge is either (a) some phantom doc no one’s ever heard of or (b) Moore’s currently shooting film about Wall Street chicanery which he’s said will be about “the biggest swindle in American history” as well as “the greatest crime story ever told.”

If it’s the latter it seems unlikely that Moore would have anything to show three months from now since he’s still looking for Wall Street veterans to come forward and spill the beans. That means he’s in the earlyish stages. If anything, I’m guessing that Moore will have, at best, a 15 minute reel to show next May, something to drum up interest for next year.

“I am in the middle of shooting my next movie and I am looking for a few brave people who work on Wall Street or in the financial industry to come forward and share with me what they know,” Moore posted last Wednesday on his site.

“Based on those who have already contacted me, I believe there are a number of you who know ‘the real deal’ about the abuses that have been happening. You have information that the American people need to hear. I am humbly asking you for a moment of courage, to be a hero and help me expose the biggest swindle in American history.

“All correspondence with me will be kept confidential. Your identity will be protected and you will decide to what extent you wish to participate in telling the greatest crime story ever told.”