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The Hollywood Actor Who Just Joined the Cast of a New Movie About Infamous Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell

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"Part Hannibal Lecter, part Dr. Kevorkian."

In this May 1, 2013 file photo, letters are missing from the directory of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's former facility, the Women's Medical Society, in Philadelphia. Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive in his grimy clinic agreed Tuesday May 14, 2013 to give up his right to an appeal and faces life in prison but will be spared a death sentence. Credit: AP

The filmmakers behind "Gosnell," a feature film about the life and crimes of ex-abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, have revealed that actor Dean Cain is joining the cast of the movie — a scripted film that is unaffiliated with a documentary that is also being made about the former doctor.

Cain, who starred in the popular 90s TV show "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," is slated to portray detective James Wood, the cop who uncovered the horrors unfolding at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 24:  Actor Dean Cain attends NBC Universal's 2012 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Getty Images Actor Dean Cain attends NBC Universal's 2012 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

The "Superman" actor will join " actor Earl Billings, who will play Gosnell, Sarah Jane Morris, who will play the assistant district attorney, and Michael Beach, who will play the district attorney; Nick Searcy of "Justified" will direct the project, which will tell the true story behind the life and crimes of the abortion doctor who was convicted in 2013 of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies at his clinic.

"Gosnell is currently serving life without parole in a Pennsylvania prison for the murder of several babies and killing a female patient," the filmmakers said in a press release. "The investigation also found how the African-American doctor gave white women nicer waiting rooms and cleaner medical equipment than the minority women he treated."

Produced by Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer and Magdalena Segieda, "Gosnell" — which is currently filming in Oklahoma City — will be funded with more than $2.3 million that was raised via Indiegogo last year.

FILE - In this March 8, 2010 file photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. The lawyer for a Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider convicted of killing babies born alive says he thinks regular clinic inspections would've kept his client from going astray. Lawyer Jack McMahon says longtime doctor Kermit Gosnell "was not a stupid man" and would've met the standards required to stay open. The 73-year-old Gosnell is serving a life sentence after last year's conviction for killing three babies and a patient given too much anesthesia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim, File) AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim, File In this March 8, 2010 file photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim, File)

"We are just so happy to have all these skilled actors. We have just started filming and it is incredible watching them bring these characters to life," McAleer said in a statement. "We have been very careful to keep the script close to actual events so its amazing to hear and see these talented actors bring to life this incredible story. Even us who know the case so well have wept when we hear and see the story being told."

As TheBlaze previously reported, McAleer, who is married to McElhinney, has dubbed Gosnell "part Hannibal Lecter, part Dr. Kevorkian" in the past, describing his wish to to bring the disturbing story behind his crimes to the masses.

“We’re three immigrants in America. It’s like an American dream … in true American style, they’ve decided to help us,” McAleer told TheBlaze last year while speaking about the project’s crowdfunding supporters. “People were determined that this film was going to be made.”

McAleer said that the public is tired of Hollywood hiding, censoring and ignoring stories like Gosnell’s, a fact he believes is validated by the campaign’s success.

“We were the biggest film ever on Indiegogo,” he said. “We’re the third-biggest film ever to be crowd-funded.”

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