Critics are already making jabs at a film set to hit theaters in 2019 about the landmark Roe v. Wade decision despite the fact that no segments of the upcoming film have been released.
“No one’s seen the movie so how can you say a movie is something if you haven’t seen it?” the film’s co-director Nick Loeb, Fox News reported Wednesday. “Until there’s a final movie I’d hold back on the criticism.”
The Cut published “The Pro-Life ‘Roe v. Wade’ Movie Sounds Like a Total Disaster” and The Daily Beast described the film’s script as, “riddled with typos, inaccuracies and misquotations.” Huffington Post also described the film as an “Anti-Abortion Movie.”
Loeb, who gained notoriety after fighting with ex-fiancée and “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara over frozen embryos, is co-directing “Roe V. Wade,” which is set to hit theaters in January 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“People will have to go see for themselves,” he told Fox. “We made a balanced movie that takes both the women’s rights side and [pro-life] side.”
He added that he and his team researched extensively for the movie so the script would be factual.
“Everything came from over 40 books, court transcripts, letters, speeches,” Loeb said. “We had to clear everything through … attorneys [who] require us to double source anything that’s controversial.”
The movie producers encountered a number of obstacles while filming, with cast and crew facing expulsion from set locations and actors wavering on their roles after receiving backlash from friends and family. Major cast members as well as shooting locations have also been kept secret in order to protect the cast and crew.
“We did have a lot of challenges,” Loeb told Fox. (RELATED: ‘Roe V. Wade’ Film Director Describes How Hard It Was Shooting A Film About Abortion)
Tulane University allowed the film crew to shoot for one day only after learning about the nature of the upcoming movie. A New Orleans synagogue even kicked the crew out after they discovered what the film is about.
Conservatives Jon Voight and Robert Davi will play Supreme Court justices in the film.
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