The two producers said this bill is an "unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women."
They also encouraged others to funnel donations to ACLU and Fair Fight Georgia.
Anti-abortion activists have helped pass several similar laws in other states, but they have been all shot down by the courts -- so far.
Peele, earlier known as a comedic genius on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele,” has segued into a go-to horror producer after the success of “Get Out” and “Us,” along with his revival of “Twilight Zone” on CBS All Access.
Abrams is one of the top sci-fi producers in Hollywood with an extensive resume, including several “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” films, “Mission Impossible III,” “Lost” and “Westworld,” to name a few.
HBO, after eschewing Georgia for many years, is currently producing its high-budget series “Watchmen” in the state and in 2017 shot part of its Amy Adams short series “Sharp Objects” in Barnesville. The 2016 film about Anita Hill, called “Confirmation” and starring Kerry Washington, was also produced locally.
“Lovecraft Country” will star Jonathan Majors (“Hostiles”) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Underground”).