This week, GVN Releasing has revealed the first trailer for Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. Starring Dean Cain (“Superman” on TV’s Lois & Clark), Earl Billings (Con Air) and Sarah Jane Morris (Coyote Ugly), the feature film is slated to release in theaters nationwide on October 12.
In 2010, authorities raided an urban Philadelphia abortion clinic run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell. They had reports it was a “pill mill” working with local drug dealers… but they found much more. Ultimately convicted, Gosnell is today serving a life sentence for the murder of women in his clinic and violating multiple state abortion laws.
Hollywood Didn’t Want This Film Made
The producers behind the film, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, started work on Gosnell five years ago.
Not only did they notice a media blackout of this scandalous true crime story. They also had to overcome several blockades the film faced, from bias in crowdfunding to actors walking off the project. Notably, the Philadelphia judge on the case barred the film from release last year fearing how he would be portrayed.
Over the next year, several films will address controversial abortion issues. Multiple movies are in developmentabout the Jane Collective, an underground network that helped women obtain illegal abortions in the 1960’s. Reportedly, Sandra Bullock will portray pro-choice Texas legislator Wendy Davis in Let Her Speak. And principal photography on a film about the pivotal Roe v. Wadecase just wrapped.
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