Real ‘Jane Roe’ in movie Doonby, filmed in Smithville, TX
Norma McCorvey, better known as the plaintiff at the heart of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case, wasn’t seeking a big-screen film career.
She simply couldn’t pass up the chance to play a woman who tries convincing a pregnant woman to keep her baby.
McCorvey, who famously had a change of heart regarding abortion following the landmark ruling, has a small but pivotal role in the upcoming feature “Doonby.”
“Doonby” stars John Schneider, Robert Davi, Jennifer O’Neill, Joe Estevez and Ernie Hudson in the tale of a drifter who arrives in a small Texas town and creates a stir when his past is slowly revealed. The film will have several sneak screenings on Feb. 10 and 17 in Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee before opening in late spring/early summer.
By Sallie Blalock: this movie was filmed in our little Texas town- Smithville, Texas. Come visit our town and see sites that have been used in 18 movies over the the last 15 years. Our Katy House Bed and Breakfast is only one block from Main Street. Please visit our web site at www.katyhouse.com The Chamber site is www.smithvilletx.org