FIRST LOOK: Trailer for ‘Roe v. Wade’ movie starring Jon Voight

FIRST LOOK: Trailer for ‘Roe v. Wade’ movie starring Jon Voight January 14, 2019

This will be shown at the March for Life in Washington next week, but the teaser trailer has just been unveiled on YouTube:

About the movie, which is being executive produced by Alveda King, there are these details from its website:

ROE V. WADE is the untold story of how people lied, how the media lied, and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 Million Americans.

This is the most important movie to be made in our generation.

“Designed to inspire the viewer to engage in the movement to restore respect for human life.” Cardinal Burke

This will be the first movie ever about the true story of ROE v. WADE, the most famous court case in America that legalized Abortion. We need your help to fight for the lives of the unborn, because Hollywood refuses to.

In addition to Voight, the movie also features a few other familiar names and faces, including Corbin Berensen, Steve Guttenberg, John Schneider, Jamie Kennedy and Joey Lawrence.

From Wikipedia: 

Sources reported that Roe v. Wade had been filming since June 15, 2018, under the title 1973. The production was kept hidden from the media until a July 2018 report from The Hollywood Reporter revealed that shooting had taken place in Louisiana. The film experienced a difficult production stage, with several cast and crew members (including the original director) leaving the project within the first few days of filming due to the anti-abortion theme of [Nick] Loeb and Cathy Allyn’s screenplay. One crew member told The Daily Beast, “They’re not keeping people in the loop with the script. When people finally receive the script, they’ve dropped out really fast. After people started dropping out, they said, ‘OK, don’t send people the scripts anymore.’ Instead, they’ve been changing lines and scenes before they shoot.” Consequently, Loeb and Allyn stepped in as directors though the pair have very little experience in film directing. Some filming locations barred the filmmakers from shooting, with the Louisiana State University explaining it was due to logistical issues and not so much about the film’s subject matter.

Executive producer Alveda KingMartin Luther King Jr.‘s niece, told Fox News that the film is aimed to “to educate the public” with “all facts, no fake news”. Of the controversy surrounding the film, she said: “Folks that are inside the set, inside the project, are getting pressure from Hollywood and from outside. They don’t want the truth to come out. And so for various reasons, investors, donors, cast [and] crew are getting rattled from all this pressure.” The film’s unit production manager (UPM), though, disproved King’s statement in a Salon report. The UPM told the website that he withdrew from the project the day before filming began because he felt the script was laden with historical inaccuracies and promotes them as factual. For example, the script’s early draft portrayed birth control activist Margaret Sanger as a KKK sympathizer who disparages black people before 15 robed women during a cross burning, a claim which Sanger biographer Jean H. Baker declared false. Baker wrote to PolitiFact, “She was far ahead of her times in terms of opposing racial segregation. She worked closely with black leaders to open birth control clinics in Harlem and elsewhere. She believed all women should have the information about birth control that rich women had, hence her lecture to the KKK women.” 

Variety reported that the film had received funding from the BCL Finance Group, in September 2018.

No official release date has yet been announced.

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