Pro-Life 'Roe v. Wade' Movie Starring Stacey Dash Has Cast and Crew Quit During Filming

Stacey Dash landed a major role in an upcoming movie profiling the epic Roe v. Wade case. The film's producer, Nick Loeb, is hoping for a January release, but the only problem is members of the cast and crew keep quitting.

Loeb's intentions to make a more pro-life leaning film of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision to grant a woman the right to an abortion has complicated production after several members of the Roe v. Wade cast and crew backed out of the project, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter.

Since filming began on June 15, a number of people involved in Loeb's production have left, including the actress playing Norma McCorvey—known as Jane Roe in the high-profile legal case—a costumer, the film's electrician and the woman who was supposed to direct the film, leaving Loeb and his production partner Cathy Allyn to co-direct, Loeb told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview.

Dash is still on board to play pro-life advocate Mildred Jefferson, who was the former president of National Right to Life and the first black woman to receive a degree from Harvard Medical School. Actors Jon Voight and Robert Davi will star as two Supreme Court Justices.

In addition to staffing issues, Loeb's also faced roadblocks securing filming locations. Initially filming was supposed to take place at Louisiana State University. "We were told we were rejected due to our content, even though it will be a PG-rated film," Loeb said.

Filming faced similar problems at Tulane University after the school's newspaper reported on the film's pro-life slant, Loeb said.

Only making matters worse, Loeb's location manager also quit via email writing: "I have been doing research on the movie trying to figure out who is producing and what the gist of the story is, and I finally found it, and so I am withdrawing from this project. I am a staunch pro-abortion feminist activist, and I will not be party to such horrible propaganda."

Loeb, an anti-abortionist who is currently embroiled in a custody battle over frozen embryos with former girlfriend Sophia Vergara, isn't letting the departures prevent him from moving forward with the film just yet. "I have my own pro-life issue going on with my fight over embryos, but no one has really told the whole truth about Roe v. Wade in a film," he said.

"When I delved into this, I discovered conspiracy theories, fake news, made-up statistics and a whole lot of people involved who switched their positions from pro-choice to pro-life, including Norma," he continued.

Despite the many conflicts the film has faced thus far, the timeliness of a Roe v. Wade movie is undeniable, especially now that the historical case has been in the spotlight following Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement on June 27. There has been much speculation President Donald Trump will appoint a conservative in place of Kennedy, which could potentially aid the court in overturning the case.

"But even without that news, it's one of the most controversial political decisions in history. It divides us and makes us uncomfortable," Loeb said.