Actor Nick Loeb is co-directing the upcoming film “Roe v. Wade,” a pro-life story of the landmark Supreme Court case and revealed the film has faced its share of obstacles, including people quitting and shoot locations backing out. But they’re continuing production.
Loeb and his production partner, Cathy Allyn, began shooting their pro-life feature film June 15 in New Orleans. The film is being made to explain “what happened from 1966 through 1973” that led to the Supreme Court’s decision declaring existing laws against abortion unconstitutional.
According to a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Loeb was approached by a crew member outside Tulane University last week and she asked him: “Are you the director?”
“When I told her I was, she told me to go **** myself,” Loeb described. “Then she threw her headset on the ground and walked off. I found out later she was our electrician.”
Although they have a great cast of Hollywood celebrities such as Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Corbin Bernsen, John Schneider, Stacey Dash and more, Loeb admitted some of the actors have walked off the set and quit once finding out it had a pro-life slant.
“We had to replace three local actors, including one who was to play Norma McCorvey, even after she begged for the role,” Loeb said.
Among the crew members who quit in protest was a customer who left after two weeks “because of the subject matter and pressure from her peers,” added Loeb’s partner, Allyn.
Loeb and Allyn were reportedly forced to link arms and co-direct because their director quit. The pair are also producers, and they co-wrote the script.
The location manager for their scenes in Washington, D.C., also stepped away from the project via email. The email in part read: “I have been doing research on the movie trying to figure out who is producing and what the gist of the story is, and I finally found it, and so I am withdrawing from this project. I am a staunch pro-abortion feminist activist, and I will not be party to such horrible propaganda.”
Although they tried to keep the movie under wraps, finding places to shoot was also difficult for them.
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Source: Christian Post