The rights for Michael Moore's controversial documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11' have been bought by Miramax Films' co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Weinsteins are setting up a new company to handle the documentary.

Disney, the parent company of Miramax, refused to distribute 'Fahrenheit 9/11' which alleges connections between American President George W Bush and top Saudi families, including the Bin Ladens.

It was premiered at the recent Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme D'Or.

This is Moore's first film since he won an Academy Award for the confrontational 2002 documentary, 'Bowling for Columbine', about the Columbine High School shooting and US gun control policy.

'Fahrenheit 9/11' is due for an Irish release in July.