WATCH: Phelim McAleer On 'Gosnell' Film, In Theaters Oct. 12

Nick Kangadis | October 9, 2018


I recently got to sit down with Phelim McAleer, the co-producer and co-writer of the new film, "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer.”

McAleer talks about the man who inspired the film, convicted murderer and any-time abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell - as well as what it took to make the controversial film.

“We approached NPR with sponsoring one of their programs,” McAleer told me. “They wouldn’t allow us to describe the film. They wouldn’t allow us to describe Kermit Gosnell. They wouldn’t allow us to describe Kermit Gosnell as an abortion doctor because, I suppose, it had the words ‘abortion doctor’ and ‘serial killer’ in one sentence.”

McAleer, who also produced and directed the documentary “FrackNation,” actually attended the trial of Gosnell and wrote the New York Times best-selling book about the case, “Gosnell - The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.”

The film was directed by Nick Searcy, who also portrays defense attorney Mike Cohan in the movie. Starring in the film are Dean Cain, Sarah Jane Morris and Earl Billings as Gosnell.

The actors in the film do an excellent job of bringing the script to life, as the viewer also learns so much about the case that they most likely didn’t know beforehand.

'Gosnell' should be a major eye-opener for anyone that watches it, whether the viewer is pro-life or pro-choice. It’s a very well-done film that grabs a hold of you in the first 10 minutes and doesn’t let go.

“Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” opens on October 12th.

Don’t forget to watch the video of the interview with McAleer at the top. Stay tuned to MRCTV for more!