“Justified” star Nick Searcy says the story of one of America’s “most prolific serial killers,” notorious abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, is important and deserves to be told on the big screen.
However, left-leaning Hollywood is in no rush to finance the film so the filmmakers are relying on crowd funding to get the project of the ground. Searcy said the project has raised roughly $1.2 million so far, more than half of its $2.1 million goal.
O’Reilly was seemingly skeptical of the movie, titled "Gosnell," questioning the idea of making a movie about killing babies. The host said he wasn’t sure “Hollywood people would take this even if they weren’t pro-choice.”
“Oh, yeah I think they would,” Searcy shot back. “Basically, it’s a true crime story, Bill. It’s a story about one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. It’s gruesome, it’s violent, it’s gory, it’s horrific, it’s bloody — and Hollywood loves those kinds of things.”
O’Reilly argued there are not many movies about “infanticide” because viewers may have a hard time watching a movie where babies are being murdered.
“I don’t know if I would sit through it,” O’Reilly added. “I know what happened there, and I’m glad I reported on it, and I’m glad the guy was put away for the rest of his life.”
When O’Reilly asked the outspoken conservative actor if there is an “anti-pro-life bias” in Hollywood, Searcy responded: “I don’t think there’s any question about it.”
The story of Gosnell’s killing spree is a captivating story, Searcy said. He explained that Gosnell was a well-respected member of his community and he was able to operate for 30 years with officials turning a blind eye to his activities.
“It says a lot about society,” he added. “And this isn’t just an exploitation film, as you said. It’s a story about why this happened.”
O’Reilly then clarified he was referring to different movie as an example of an “exploitation film,” not the Gosnell movie. That movie, if you are curious, was “The Human Centipede.”