UPDATE: 08/23/2018: A previous version of this article stated that Nick Searcy co-directed Dinesh D’Souza’s first two documentary films. He did not co-direct D’Souza’s first two documentary films. John Sullivan, executive producer for "Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer" co-directed D'Souza's first two documentaries.
"Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer" is set to premiere in 750 movie theaters in October after it was blocked by a judge in Philadelphia.
The movie was written by the Daily Wire’s Andrew Klavan and directed by Nick Searcy.
Actor Dean Cain will portray the lead detective in the case who pursued Kermit Gosnell's lengthy crime spree, which was largely ignored by the media.
On Wednesday, Doc Thompson interviewed Searcy who shared grizzly details about the murders and revealed why the premiere of the film was halted for so long.
Gosnell is a former abortion doctor who was convicted of murdering seven newborns who were born alive by taking scissors to their throats and severing their spinal cords.
He was also notorious for over-prescribing OxyContin and operated out of the Women’s Medical Society clinic in Philadelphia. One abortion patient, Karnamaya Mongar, died in his care following a botched abortion procedure.
Gosnell, along with various employees, was charged with eight counts of murder.
The film was made in 2014 but was blocked after Jeffrey Minehart, a judge on the case who sued the filmmakers. Minehart claimed in the lawsuit that the film (and a book) portrayed him as part of “Philadelphia’s liberal corrupt government."
Here's the trailer:
He also accused the filmmakers of “shamelessly exploiting for profit the morally divisive issue of abortion and the notoriety of the horrific Kermit Gosnell trial, which involved a Philadelphia abortion doctor who was found guilty of grisly mass murders of fully developed in-vitro infants, some of whom were born alive," said the Hollywood Reporter.
Funding for the film came from a campaign led by producers Anne McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, who raised $2.3 million on Indiegogo.
“It’s a story that needs to be told fairly and we’ve done just that. The cover-up stops here,” McElhinney said.