LOS ANGELES, California – Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer is the true-crime movie about how Philadelphia Detective James Wood and his partner Detective Stark bust Dr. Kermit Gosnell for selling prescription drugs illegally, only to discover that he is a murderer. In their joint raid of Gosnell’s office with the FBI and DEA, they enter into the stench of death and find that he is an abortionist who keeps baby bodies in the lunchroom refrigerator. U.S. abortion restrictions are weak, but it is a federal crime to murder babies who survive abortion attempts and Wood thinks Gosnell delivered some of the little victims alive and then killed them.
Earl Billings plays Gosnell, Alfonzo Rachel plays Stark, Dean Cain plays Wood, and Detective Wood was a consultant. Gosnell could have been a gory true horror movie, but the filmmakers made a PG-13 feature, and it opens nationwide in theaters on Friday, October 12.
Kickstarter began a series of ongoing efforts to blackout the movie by cancelling the filmmakers’ crowdfunding campaign, then Indiegogo welcomed them, and so I asked three of the main filmmakers why they were compelled to make it.
Phelim McAleer and his wife Ann McElhinney are longtime Irish journalists who wrote the screenplay with Andrew Klavan and produced the movie with their Polish partner Magdalena Segieda. Nick Searcy is a Hollywood actor who plays Gosnell’s defense attorney and directed the film.
Read the complete story to see why Nick Searcy says Gosnell is an uplifting movie: