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Erstwhile Ricochet contributor Andrew Klavan has been hired to write the screen play for the Gosnell Movie, the film’s producers, Magdalena Segiedam, Ann McElhinney, and Phelim McAleer announced today. The Gosnell Movie gained widespread attention — in conservative circles, at least — this spring with a successful Indigogo funding campaign that raised over $2,200,000. In an email this afternoon to supporters who had donated to the campaign, the film makers stated, “We are delighted that Andrew [has] agreed to write the screenplay.”
In addition to his work on Ricochet, Klavan is known for his extensive writing, including the novel True Crime, which Clint Eastwood made into a movie of the same name. Klavan also penned the script to the Michael Caine movie, A Shock to the System. He also does some kind of video commentary thing about culture, which is unimportant compared to his connection to Ricochet.
The Gosnell Movie film makers further praised Klavan in their email to supporters: “[Drew] is unafraid of the darkest parts of this story and sees, despite all the horror perpetrated by Gosnell, hope and light in the many real heroic characters that finally ensured justice was done. He also understands that the story needs to be told in an entertaining and accessible way to reach the widest audience possible.”
Given the Ricochet connection, Klavan’s hiring immediately spurred intense speculation that former Ricochet editor Mollie Hemingway would appear as a character in the film for her role in shaming the national press into covering the Gosnell trial.