Gosnell, a movie about convicted murderer and former abortionist Kermit Gosnell that was crowd-funded on IndieGoGo in the largest movie campaign ever, will be directed by Justified actor Nick Searcy and will now be a theatrical release. Previously, producers Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda intended on making Gosnell a TV movie.
Gosnell raised nearly 2.3 million dollars on IndieGoGo from more than 27,000 donors. The film will be a crime drama, not a documentary.
From an update on the IndieGoGo page:
From the moment we told Nick Searcy about this project, he offered enthusiastic support and, as you know, recorded a video to help with the original fundraising campaign.
Nick has just finished filming the sixth and final season of his hit cable show Justified and says that he is both excited and humbled by the opportunity to direct the GOSNELL movie. We are delighted he has agreed to join the project because of his great talent and, just as importantly, because he cares so deeply about the story.
Nick has said that he feels a great responsibility to you, our investors, to answer and explore three important aspects of the story: what really happened In that anonymous brick building in West Philadelphia, why was it allowed to happen, and most importantly, why did no one want to talk about it after it happened?
The film will be written by Andrew Klavan. There is no targeted release date yet.