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TV movie considered for the most prolific serial killer in American history – abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

Posted in Kermit Gosnell with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by saynsumthn

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An independent filmmaker says he will tackle the gruesome and controversial case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor serving life in prison after multiple convictions on first-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter and the snipping of the babies necks inside his House of Horrors abortion clinic in Philadelphia, reports Hollywood Reporter.

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From the article:
The filmmaker, Phelim McAleer, says he will explore not only Gosnell’s actions — he calls Gosnell “America’s biggest serial killer” — but also what he says is the bureaucratic and media inattention that allowed them to continue until his arrest in 2011.

McAleer’s project is to be produced by his Hat Tip Productions as a television movie that he will pitch to various cable TV channels. He’s attempting to raise $2.1 million at IndieGoGo for its financing. If he is successful, his would be the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever at IndieGoGo.

Gosnell the Movie: Kermit Gosnell, the most prolific serial killer in American history

McAleer says Hollywood, too, is biased against the story, pointing out that there have been multiple movies made about serial killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Zodiac Killer.

“The Jodi Arias trial ended at the same time as Gosnell and a film was on TV within nine months. The L.A.-based serial killer the Grim Sleeper has just had a movie on Lifetime and he has not been convicted yet,” McAleer says. “You’re more likely to find Hollywood executives at a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood than trawling the media for stories such as Kermit Gosnell.”

McAleer says he may still option a book about Gosnell, but the grand jury report is easily a compelling enough account for a TV movie.

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