Last week, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Nick Loeb — most famous for unsuccessfully suing ex-girlfriend Sofia Vergara for custody of their fertilized embryos — and Cathy Allyn are writing, producing, and covertly directing an anti-abortion film on the landmark Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade in New Orleans. Many cast and crew members have quit the project, including the original director and the actress playing Norma "Jane Roe" McCorvey. But conservative Hollywood actors including Stacey Dash, Jon Voight, and Robert Davi are still in.
"What the THR piece failed to disclose is why the cast and crew of Roe v. Wade have been quickly dropping out of the project, as well as the project's true nature — including several graphic scenes depicting aborted fetuses," The Daily Beast reports, citing several crew members. "When people finally receive the script, they've dropped out really fast," one crew member said. "After people started dropping out, they said, 'Okay, don't send people the scripts anymore.'"
The no-script policy was reportedly put in place after actors Stephen Baldwin and Kevin Sorbo pulled out. Meanwhile, "two members of the Roe v. Wade cast have been kept secret from much of the cast and crew: Tomi Lahren and Milo Yiannopoulos," The Daily Beast reports. "The right-wing trolls have been cast in one-scene cameos, with Lahren portraying Supreme Court Justice [Harry] Blackmun's daughter, Sally, a Planned Parenthood volunteer who challenges her father (Blackmun penned the court's opinion on Roe v. Wade); and Yiannopoulos as Dr. David Sopher, a British abortion doctor."
The film, described as an amateurish production with conservative stars taking pay cuts as a favor to Loeb, is told from the perspective of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an abortion doctor played by Loeb who later became an anti-abortion activist. Many backers remain secret. "The mood is that, you have Fox & Friends, and the 'Friends' are the ones producing this movie, basically," a crew member told The Daily Beast. Peter Weber