In accordance with Selection, Rod Lurie is ready to direct Hate (A Love Story), a film primarily based on the twisted hate-mongers of the Westboro Baptist Church. Particularly, the film revolves across the aftermath of the dying of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, who died whereas serving in Iraq and whose funeral was protested by the group with varied homophobic indicators. Snyder’s father, Al Snyder, sued the church and finally took the case to the Supreme Court docket, which ended up ruling in opposition to him. The film may also element the truth that Al Snyder is homosexual and that his accomplice was preventing most cancers in the course of the authorized battle, neither of which got here up in the course of the extended courtroom case.
Hate (A Love Story) is the second Westboro Baptist Church film to enter growth this yr, with Marc Webb asserting a movie known as This Above All again in August. That film is predicated on the lifetime of Megan Phelps-Roper, the granddaughter of the group’s founder, who was a devoted believer in its hateful teachings till she began interacting with individuals on social media and realized how fucked up all of it was.