The other day came news of the bound to be controversial film “Roe v. Wade” which is currently in production. The movie deals with the U.S. Supreme Court’s court case decision disallowing many state and federal restrictions on abortion in the United States.
Where the controversy lies is that not only does the film take a pro-life stance, but that fact is being kept from others involved in it including key members of the cast and crew. The initial report revealed that Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn are co-directing the film and once people working on the project, it led to numerous crew members storming off set, locations being shut down, and even a lead actress quitting.
Now a follow-up article by The Daily Beast has gone into more detail and this is where things start going from darkly amusing to downright nuts with duplicity involved on multiple levels.
The site indicates the original director of the film and the first AD both quit on the first day, which meant Loeb and Allyn (who have no experience) assumed directorial duties. Location scouts were handed a ‘whitewashed’ synopsis which was used to secure locations for filming, but when many of these places found out what the film was truly about, they cancelled their permission.
As a result, many of the cast and crew have reportedly been banned from reading the script. Additionally, secret cameos featuring controversial political figures have been filmed including controversial conservative pundits Tomi Lahren and Milo Yiannopoulos with the latter playing an opportunistic Anglo-Jewish Indian doctor who performs thirty-two abortions in a five-hour window and brags about his financial windfall from the job.
Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Corbin Bernsen, John Schneider, Steve Guttenberg, William Forsythe, Wade Williams and Richard Portnow have all been cast as Supreme Court justices in the film which is scheduled to continue filming until next weekend. The film is reportedly aiming for a January release.