In New Orleans, a heavily guarded pro-life movie about landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade is in production, though not without an intense amount of controversy. Crew members are walking off the set in protest, actors have quit with accusations the movie is “propaganda” and the movie’s director is locked in an ongoing legal battle himself. (h/t The Hollywood Reporter)
Nick Loeb’s pro-life abortion movie, is called Roe v. Wade. He’s trying to keep as much of the movie under wraps as possible due to the movie’s conservative stance and content, but as details leak their way out, locations are barring him from shooting and cast and crew members are leaving.
Actors attached to the movie include known conservatives Jon Voight, Robert Davi and Stacey Dash. Other actors who learned of the film’s political slant in the midst of shooting have walked off the set.
The movie has tried to set up filming at Louisiana State University and Tulane University, but has been told by both institutions that further shoots will not be allowed on campus. The universities say logistics are the reason for the ban, while Loeb insists he was told it was because of the movie’s content that it won’t be allowed to continue production. He told THR this about LSU: “We were told we were rejected due to our content, even though it will be a PG-rated film. They refused to put it in writing, but they told us on the phone it was due to content.”
Roe v. Wade is still in production for at least the next two weeks, but the secrets continue. Loeb and his crew are shooting under a fake name, and they’re keeping details guarded from even the crew, for fear that if more people find out the movie’s leanings, they’ll leave as well.