An actor best known for his role in Den of Thieves is filming a pro-life movie about the controversial Roe v. Wade decision, but he’s not getting a ton of help from his Hollywood friends.
Nick Loeb is co-directing and starring in the film, which held shoots in and around New Orleans in June, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
One crew member quit before she even started, writing in an email, “I have been doing research on the movie trying to figure out who is producing and what the gist of the story is, and I finally found it, and so I am withdrawing from this project. I am a staunch pro-abortion feminist activist, and I will not be party to such horrible propaganda.”
The film also stars Jon Voight (Woodlawn, Transformers), Robert Davi (Die Hard) and Stacey Dash (Clueless). Loeb is co-directing it with Cathy Allyn.
Loeb said one woman approached him during shooting and asked, “Are you the director?”
“When I told her I was, she told me to go f--k myself,” Loeb told The Hollywood Reporter. “Then she threw her headset on the ground and walked off. I found out later she was our electrician.”
The movie’s director also quit, forcing Loeb and Allyn to co-direct it.
It is being filmed at the right time for it to get attention, with the nation embroiled in a debate over Roe and the next Supreme Court justice, Loeb said.
“But even without that news,” he said, “it’s one of the most controversial political decisions in history. It divides us and makes us uncomfortable.”
Loeb made news in recent years when he filed suit against his former partner Sofía Vergara over their frozen embryos. Loeb wanted to be able to use them.
"I have my own pro-life issue going on with my fight over embryos, but no one has really told the whole truth about Roe v. Wade in a film,” he told the website. “When I delved into this, I discovered conspiracy theories, fake news, made-up statistics and a whole lot of people involved who switched their positions from pro-choice to pro-life, including [plaintiff] Norma [McCorvey].”
Loeb hopes to release the movie in January.
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Publication date: July 5, 2018