Stacey Dash To Play Mildred Jefferson In Nick Loeb’s ‘Roe v. Wade’ FilmPosted by Wilson Morales
July 3, 2018
Stacey Dash, the Clueless star and former Fox News commentator who withdrew from a congressional race as a Republican three months ago, will be playing Mildred Jefferson, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School and the former president of National Right to Life in the upcoming feature film, Roe v. Wade, reports THR.
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, is a landmark decision issued in 1973 by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. Norma McCorvey was known as Jane Roe in the landmark legal case.
Nick Loeb, famous for battling ex Sofia Vergara over frozen embryos, is co-directing a pro-life story of the landmark Supreme Court case, with a cast that has Jon Voight and Robert Davi as two Supreme Court justices. Other justices include Steve Guttenberg, John Schneider, William Forsythe, Wade Williams and Richard Portnow.
Norma McCorvey’s attorneys, Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington are played, respectively, by Justine Wachsberger and Greer Grammer, Kelsey Grammer’s daughter, while Lucy Davenport plays famed Feminine Mystique author Betty Friedan.
Casting has reportedly been a problem throughout, as actors have walked away once they realized the film took the controversial conservative pro-life stance. The film also deals with how Dallas District Attorney Henry Wade prosecuted Jack Ruby for killing Lee Harvey Oswald.
The movie is executive produced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece Alveda King who also has a cameo. Loeb and Cathy Allyn are co-directing the project which was also shot in Washington D.C.
“It’s one of the most controversial political decisions in history. It divides us and makes us uncomfortable,” says Loeb. “No one has really told the whole truth about Roe v. Wade in a film. 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.”