The Westboro Baptist Church was form of a precursor to the modern-day boldness of real-life trolls like Donald Trump and the newer breed of Nazis, finest recognized for protesting at funerals and holding up homophobic protest indicators, and now Marc Webb is ready to direct a film about somebody escaping from their evil ranks. Titled This Above All, the undertaking relies on the true story of Megan Phelps-Roper, a former member of the church who occurs to be its founder’s granddaughter, and it’ll inform the story of her upbringing within the church and the 20 years she spent picketing at funerals for individuals who died of AIDS, homosexual homicide victims, troopers, and victims of mass shootings. It can additionally contain the way in which she used Twitter to protest issues on-line, and the conversations she had with individuals over social media that ultimately led to her realizing that her church was spouting some fairly fucked up bullshit.
The movie will probably be primarily based on a guide, presumably of the identical title, that will probably be revealed sooner or later sooner or later.
[by way of Deadline]