Despite setbacks, producers of movie on the real story behind Roe v. Wade fight on
VIDEO: [Fox News] Tucker Carlson interviews producer/director Nick Loeb on the multiple obstacles he has so far overcome in his efforts to bring a full-length feature film on the little-known stories that surround the landmark abortion case ‘Roe v. Wade’
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Loeb and his production partner Cathy Allyn are co-directing the film and have been keeping it under wraps – even to the extent of using a fake title for locations – for the sake of the security of the cast and crew.
Loeb, who is shooting the movie in New Orleans, explains the secrecy by telling the story of a woman wearing a headset approaching him and asking if he was the director of Roe v. Wade.
“When I told her I was, she told me to go fuck myself,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “Then she threw her headset on the ground and walked off. I found out later she was our electrician.”
The report continues:
Even with the secrecy, it’s been a challenging shoot. At Louisiana State University, Loeb says, “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.” At Tulane, where Loeb is an alum, the film shot one day, but after the school newspaper reported on the nature of the project, producers were denied a second day of shooting, according to Loeb. (Both Tulane and LSU say logistics were the problem, not the content of the movie.)
And then there was a synagogue in New Orleans that producers rented for catering and as a place for extras to hang out. “Once they found out what the film was about, they locked us out. We had to call the police so that the extras and caterers could retrieve their possessions,” Loeb says.
Some actors reportedly walked away from the movie as well when they discovered Loeb was not supportive of abortion.
“We had to replace three local actors, including one who was to play Norma McCorvey, even after she begged for the role,” he said.
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