God’s Not Dead star Kevin Sorbo wants fans to help him round up some money for an upcoming crowdfunded motion picture.
The former Hercules star is eager for someone to tell the story of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, a man who was ultimately convicted on three counts of first-degree murder. Although some might scoff at the idea of Sorbo backing such a controversial project, the God’s Not Dead alum believes that everyone — including pro-choice supporters — should take issue with the doctor’s actions.
According to Twitchy, the producers behind Gosnell are hoping to raise $2.1 million through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. As of this writing, the filmmakers have amassed $335,250 in donations. The production still has 39 days to reach its goal.
Kevin Sorbo is hoping the movie will appeal to folks on both sides of the fence. Since the subject matter is more than a little controversial, some people might feel that the movie is trying to spread a certain message. However, Sorbo believes the doctor’s behavior would shock anyone.
He explained on Facebook:
“Pro-Life or Pro-Choice… doesn’t matter with what this guy did. If you physically saw what he did to babies at birth, you would be horrified. AFTER the mother gives birth to a live, crying, kicking baby, he would then cut their spin at the top of the neck… AFTER giving birth. Please give so this movie can be made. Thank you.”
Sorbo also believes that mainstream media isn’t interested in telling a story about the atrocities that took place at the Philadelphia abortion clinic. In a video made to help raise funds for the flick, Kevin said the tale is a simply too “damaging” to those with political agendas.
“It will show the media and Hollywood that Americans want the truth about abortions to be covered,” Sorbo and his wife said in the clip.
Kevin added, “This is something that my wife and I are behind because we believe in this project. It’s long overdue for this story to be told, and it wasn’t covered by the media nearly as much as some of the other murder cases were.”
Deadline reports that Hat Tip Productions will fund Gosnell using money amassed from the film’s official website and Indiegogo. While Kevin Sorbo has thrown his support behind the project, it’s unclear if he will appear in the flick.
What do you think about Kevin Sorbo lending his support to the upcoming motion picture Gosnell? Do you think it’s time someone made a movie about the abortion clinic doctor?