On September 24th, the filmmakers of the Gosnell movie announced that actor Earl Billings has been cast as Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortionist who was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder in 2013. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Billings (on left in picture above) has been an actor for more than three decades and physically resembles the real Gosnell. He has appeared in American Splendor, Thank You For Smoking and in 2008, was a regular on the TV series Miss Guided.
The filmmakers also said that Dean Cain would play Detective James Wood, the official who led Gosnell’s investigation. He is known as Clark Kent in the TV series Lois & Clark and previously starred in a multiple Christmas movies. Earlier this week, actor and director Nick Searcy began filming in Oklahoma for Gosnell.
In an interview with World Magazine, Searcy said the film is not intended to promote a certain political agenda; rather it’s supposed to document the actual events that took place. He explained, “This movie is not about what I believe. It is not about what the filmmakers believe. It is about what happened in this case. I felt very strongly from the beginning that that’s what the movie has to be. I’m not interested in making a movie that preaches to a choir or that has a particular agenda or a point of view that it is trying to advance.”
He continued, “I’m trying to make a movie about an actual thing that actually happened, and make it as accurately as possible. The problem in this case is that nobody knows about it because the media refused to cover it because they were afraid it might support a pro-life agenda.”
Additionally, Searcy said the film will be presented like a courtroom drama. He said, “…It is probably going to be like a very good, two-hour special episode of Law and Order. It’s a crime drama… As much as we can do, as accurately as we can make it, it’s going to be about what actually happened in this case.”
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As LifeNews previously reported, Gosnell was initially charged with eight counts of murder along with several of his staff at his abortion clinic. In fact, his wife and sister-in-law were charged for assisting in in botched abortions, practicing medicine without a license or covering up the actions of those who did.
Unbelievably, the Grand Jury report estimates that Gosnell delivered hundreds of babies alive and then had their spinal cords “snipped.” Some referred to Gosnell’s abortion facility as a “House of Horrors” and said it was a place where minority women were maimed and their babies were butchered. His “clinic” was filled with bloody furniture, outdated equipment, and the body parts of babies that he slaughtered. Indiana representative Marlin Stutzman described Gosnell’s facility before members of Congress.
He said, “In that building—crawling with animals, reeking of urine, and filled with bloodstained furniture—Kermit Gosnell was running a slaughterhouse. On a regular basis, he used a pair of scissors to sever the spinal cords of helpless babies who were born alive during illegal, late-term abortions. The loss of these lives should scar the conscience of civilized people everywhere. This is not a discussion about abstract concepts like ‘choice,’ we are talking about brutal deaths of newborn children.”