The trailer for the new “Gosnell” movie, a feature film about serial abortionist Kermit Gosnell, has been released by the filmmakers.
The movie is called, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, and it opens on October 12, 2018 through independent film distributor, GVN Releasing. The movie stars Dean Cain and follows him through his investigation which as the detective who ultimately put Gosnell behind bars.
Lifenews reported at the time of the trial that, “In total, Gosnell was found guilty of 21 out of 24 felony counts of illegal abortions beyond the 24 week limit and found guilty on all but 16 of 227 misdemeanor counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law.”
The producers behind Gosnell have had an uphill battle pretty much since the beginning of the project. They started a fundraiser on Kickstarter, only to to have the fundraiser censor their fundraiser due to its pro-life nature. Lifenews reports that, “McAleer and McElhinney then pulled out of Kickstarter and proceeded to fundraise via Indiegogo, a similar fundraising website. Their campaign went well, to say the least. Nearly 30,000 people raised $2.3 million in 45 days for “Gosnell,” which broke the website’s fundraising record. Even though McAleer and his wife made Indiegogo history, there was little fanfare.”
The movie doesn’t just focus on Gosnell’s atrocities, but also points out that the media ignored the grisly details of what was a very public trial at the time. Lifenews reports:
Movie executive director Phelim McAleer previously told LifeNews that, despite the grisly, horrific nature of the case, what astounded him the most was the lack of a media presence covering Gosnell’s trial. “This is one of the biggest stories I’ve ever seen, I’ve ever heard about, and there was no coverage at all,” he said.
After the events of Gosnell’s case concluded, McAleer and his wife, fellow journalist and documentarian Ann McElhinney, decided to take matters into their own hands.
“I just assumed then once he [Gosnell] was convicted, that there was going to be a mega movie, because why wouldn’t you make a movie out of this?” McAleer said. “So I waited and waited and I realized, wow, no one’s making a movie out of this? That’s because they don’t want—Hollywood doesn’t want to touch this story or cover this story. So, if they’re not going to do it, then I should do it. We’ve done this before; we’ve been telling stories all of our lives. We’ll just make a movie, and we did.”
Phelim McAleer stated that the mainstream media still has yet to write a major story about them, or the project.
The movie will be in theaters Friday, October 12. For more information visit, gosnellmovie.com.